Post-1980 woman's huipil measuring 31 inches wide and 22 inches long
The Mam Maya people of Huehuetenango Department, at the western end of the Chuchumatanes Mountains, produce huipils that are similar in style but show village-specific characteristics. The huipil is short, relatively wide and is worn hanging loose outside the corte. The brocade often includes small, multi-colored diamonds or squares woven in a soumak technique over a red and white warp-striped base cloth and often extends lower in the central panel than across the shoulders. In San Ildefonso, additional colorful embroidery is added around the neck in a wide band.
This very nice post-1980 huipil was handwoven on a backstrap loom in three panels, which have been joined using a simple hand stitch. All six lower edges are nicely selvage finished. Dimensions are 31 inches wide and approximately 22 inches long. It is in very good though used condition. There is thus some light wear and soil and a few loose threads. The side stitching has been removed for ease of display. Overall, this is an excellent example of a somewhat contemporary weaving.