This post-1990 daily use huipil was hand-woven on a backstrap loom. It is of mixed cotton and synthetic threads, and of very traditional geometric and animal designs. The designs were all added during the weaving process using supplemental weft brocading, and they are very nicely done. It consists of two panels, seemed down the center. The rows of designs in the two panels match quite well. All four of the lower panel edges are selvage finished, though a couple are a little ragged. Original adornment around the head-hole is retained. The stitching under the arm-holes, which makes this a usable garment, has been removed. The background color is a true dark red, woven from a very soft and supple mercerized cotton. This color may appear different on different computer monitors.
Measurements: 27 inches wide across the shoulders, 29 inches wide at the waist, and 19.5 inches shoulder to hem. Images include pictures from both sides of the garment.
Condition: Excellent, lightly used, some very slight soil is possible, some loose threads.