Fully brocaded woman's huipil very finely woven
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 threads. The huipil consists of three panels, seemed at the edges to form the garment. The lower edges are all very nicely selvage-finished. 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 also present. The brocaded designs are on all three panels and are very fine.
Measurements: 40 inches wide across the body, and 30 inches, more or less, shoulder to hem.
Condition: Very Good, lightly used, shows some slight wear. The huipiles from this village in the mountainous part of western Guatemala are invariable large and very finely woven and finished. The final photo shows a close-up of a small stain in the middle part of the center panel.