Woman's daily-use huipil measuring 32 inches wide and 25 inches long
This post-1980 daily-use huipil was hand-woven on a backstrap loom. The foundation fabric is cotton. The finely-brocaded geometric designs were added during the weaving process using the technique of supplemental-weft brocading. All brocading is of cotton and synthetic threads. It is very fine and covers the top half of the center panel. The huipil consists of three panels, seemed at the edges to form the garment. Some of the lower edges are selvage-finished, and some have loosely-sewn hems. The adornment around the head- and arm-holes is retained. The stitching at the sides, which makes the huipil into a finished garment to be used, is still present.
Measurements: 32 inches wide across the body, and 25 inches, more or less, shoulder to hem in the back and in the front.
Condition: Excellent, lightly used, some very slight soil and a few loose threads are possible.