Woman's huipil measuring 29 inches wide and 24 inches long
This ca. 1970-1980 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. All of the lower edges 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, has been removed. This huipil is a very nice example from this date period.
Measurements: 29 inches wide across, and 24 inches long from shoulder to hem.
Condition: Very Good, used, with minimal wear and some slight soil possible. This is a very attractive and authentic garment.