Large woman's huipil with very fine brocading, measuring 37 inches wide and 24 inches long
This post-1980 daily use huipil was hand-woven on a backstrap loom. The foundation fabric is white cotton, with a colored stripe at the edge of each panel. The large geometric designs were added during the weaving process using the technique of supplemental weft brocading. They were made using all cotton yarns. The huipil consists of two panels, seemed down the center with a decorative randa hand-stitch. All four lower edges are selvage finished. The adornment around the head-hole as well as the arm holes has been retained. In this case it consists of an embroidered collar which was made separately and then sewn onto the fabric. The side stitching (which made the huipil into a finished garment to be used) has been removed.
Measurements: 37 inches wide across top of shoulder and arms, and 24 inches shoulder to hem, more or less.
Condition: Very Good, lightly used, some very light dust and soil possible. There is also some slight fading to a few of the thread colors