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Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan Huipil #2

2.00 LBS
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Product Description

Unusual woman's huipil from this traditional village, sister to Nahuala.

This post-1980 daily use huipil was hand-woven on a backstrap loom. The foundation fabric is cotton. The large geometric designs were added during the weaving process using the technique of supplemental-weft brocading. They were made using cotton threads.  The huipil consists of three panels, seemed at the edges to form the finished garment. Three of the lower edges are selvage-finished, the other three are loosely hemmed. The adornment around the head- and arm-holes is retained. The side stitching, which makes the huipil into a finished garment to be used, has been removed. The photos below show both the front and the back, though they are quite similar.

Measurements: 30-31 inches wide  and about 24-2 inches long from shoulder to hem. The panels are of quite different lengths.  The front of the garment also has an 8-inch opening with a zipper on each side of the center panel, for breast-feeding.  This opening occurs where the panels are joined together..

Condition: Very Good, used, with some loose threads, light soil and slight fading possible. This is a very attractive and authentic garment.

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