Ca. 1980's 3-panel woman's huipil measuring 28 inches wide and 25 inches long
This ca. 1980s daily use huipil was hand-woven on a backstrap loom. The foundation fabric is red cotton with yellow and white fine stripes. The small geometric designs were added during the weaving process using the technique of supplemental-weft brocading. These designs were woven of mixed cotten and synthetic threads. The huipil consists of three panels, joined at the edges to form the garment. Three of the lower edges are selvage finished, and three have a cut warp fringe. The adornment around the head- and arm-holes is retained. The side stitching, which makes the huipil into a finished garment to be used, is still present. This huipil is a very nice example from this date period.
Measurements: 28 inches wide across, and 25 inches long from shoulder to hem.
Condition: Excellent, used, with minimal wear and some slight soil possible. This is a very attractive and authentic garment.