Woman's huipil measuring 29 inches wide and 31 inches long
This post-1980 daily use huipil was hand-woven on a backstrap loom. It consists of 2 panels, seamed down the center. The design around the neck and chest were added using needle embroidery. The fabric is a mixture of cotton and synthetic threads. Three lower edges are hemmed, one is selvage-finished. The adornment around the head- and arm-holes is retained. The side stitching, which makes the huipil into a finished garment to be used, is still present.
Measurements: 29 inches wide, and about 31 inches long from shoulder to hem. The huipil is the same design both front and back. There is a slit in the front to enlarge the head-hole. Pictures of both the front and the back of the head region are shown.
Condition: Excellent condition, used, with some loose threads and light soil possible. This is an attractive and authentic garment. Huipiles from this small village on the shores of Lake Atitlan have become quite scarce in recent years, as foreign development has engulfed the lake shore.