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Nahuala Huipil #14

G-T-H-Na-14 1129
2.00 LBS
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Product Description

Post-1980 woman's huipil measuring 33 inches wide and 31 inches long
This ca. 1980 daily use huipil was hand-woven on a backstrap loom. The foundation fabric is very fine cotton, in natural white color, and very finely woven. The very intricate designs were added during the weaving process using the technique of supplemental-weft brocading. They were made using cotton colored threads. It consists of two panels, seemed down the center. Three of the four of the lower edges are nicely selvage-finished, the other is hemmed. The adornment around the head- and arm-holes is retained. The side stitching (which made the huipil into a finished garment to be used) has been removed. The second photo below is of the front of the garment, the third photo is of the back.

Size: 33 inches wide and 31 inches long; this huipil is of very traditional manufacture, and is quite finely woven.

Condition: very good, perhaps some light soil and a couple of stains, perhaps a few pulled threads. I have made no attempt to wash the garment, since many collectors prefer "as found" condition. There is some looseness in the foundation fabric near the bottom of one front panel, and the other has been hemmed to remove this fault. The final picture shows the result.


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