This post-1980 daily use huipil was hand-woven on a backstrap loom. The foundation fabric is cotton. The large anthropomorphic lion designs were added during the weaving process using the technique of supplemental-weft brocading. They were made using artificial silk (rayon or orlon embroidery floss) and polished cotton. There are also many small designs of various birds, animals and geometric figures. The huipil consists of two panels, seemed down the center. Two lower edges are selvage-finished, the other two are finely 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, is still present. The photos below show both the front and the back, since they are somewhat different.
Measurements: 34 inches wide and about 36 inches long from shoulder to hem. The huipil is of somewhat different design front and back.
Condition: Very Good, used, with some loose threads, light soil and slight fading possible. This is a very attractive and authentic garment.