Daily use Santa Apolonia traditional garment
This post-1980 daily use huipil features a commercial manta cotton base. That base is decorated with hand embroidery, in this case using both polished cotton and synthetic threads. Across the back, that embroidery is done to look like brocade. The head and arm holes are intricately trimmed with hand embroidered designs and multi-colored chain stitching. Both of the lower panel edges are hemmed. Original adornment around the head-hole is retained. The stitching under the arm-holes, which makes this a usable garment, is still present.
Measurements: 28 inches wide across the shoulders and 22 inches shoulder to hem.
Condition: Very Good, lightly used, some very slight soil is possible, some loose threads, some slight fading. The second photo shows the less-intricately brocaded front of the garment.