Post-2000 2-panel huipil measuring 30 inches wide and 26 inches long
This post-2000 daily use huipil was hand-woven on a backstrap loom. The foundation fabric is cotton, of multi-colored stripes. The colorful bird designs were added during the weaving process using the technique of supplemental-weft brocading. They were made using mish cotton and polished cotton, with some glittery metallic thread for highlights. The huipil consists of two panels, seemed down the center. Two lower edges have cut warp fringes, two are selvage finished. The adornment around the head- and arm-holes was applied using hand embroidery, and is retained. The side stitching, which makes the huipil into a finished garment to be used, has been removed.
Measurements: 33.5 inches wide, and 28 inches long, more or less, from shoulder to hem. The huipil has different embroidery birds front and back, so both sides are pictured in the photos.
Condition: Very Good, used, with some loose threads and light soil possible, appears barely used. This garment was purchases in Santiago in 2013