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 cotton or polished. 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 cut warp fringe. 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 29 inches wide and 30-32 inches shoulder to hem.
Condition: Very Good, lightly used, some very slight soil is possible, some loose threads, some slight fading of the cotton brocading.