Woman's huipil measuring 36 inches wide and 22-27 inches long
This post-1980 daily use huipil is from the Sacatepequez town of San Jose Nacahuil. It was hand-woven on a backstrap loom. The foundation fabric is cotton. The colorful designs were added during the weaving process using the technique of supplemental-weft brocading. They were made using high quality mish cotton threads. The huipil consists of two panels, seemed down the center. A gap has been left in this seam to allow for breast feeding. All lower edges are beautifully selvage-finished, though the panels are of somewhat uneven length. The adornment around the head- and arm-holes is retained. The collar is hand embroidery. The side stitching has been removed so that the garment can be opened or displayed flat.
Measurements: 36 inches wide, 22inches from shoulder to hem in the front, and 27 inches long in the back. The huipil is the same design both front and back. However, since the two sides are of different length, I have included photos of both sides.
Condition: Very Good, with some loose threads and light soil possible.