Woman's huipil measuring 32 inches wide across the shoulders, 26 inches wide at the waist, and 35 inches wide at the bottom, and 30 inches long
Not many weavers in the Lake Atitlan tourist town of Panajachel still work to make traditional huipiles as in the past. Thus a nice huipil from this town is difficult to find.
This post-1980 woman's 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 artificial silk. 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 a sewn hem. 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: 26 to 35 inches wide and 35 inches shoulder to hem.
Condition: Very Good, lightly used, some very slight soil is possible, some loose threads, some slight fading of the silk brocading.