Small woman's huipil measuring 19.5 inches wide x 17 inches long
This post-1980 daily use huipil was hand-woven on a backstrap loom. The foundation fabric is all cotton. The designs were added during the weaving process using the technique of supplemental-weft brocading. All brocading appear to be of polished cotton threads, though there may be a small amount of synthetic threads. The velvet adornment around the neck was added after the weaving. The huipil consists of a single wide panel, as is traditional construction of the Palin huipiles. One of the lower edges is selvage-finished, and the other is hemmed. The adornment around the head-hole is retained, as are the side stitches, which makes the huipil into a finished garment to be used.
Measurements: 19.5 inches wide and 17 inches, more or less, shoulder to hem.
Condition: Excellent, lightly used, some very slight soil is possible.