Woman's huipil measuring 28 inches wide and 26 inches long
This post-1980 daily use huipil was hand-woven on a backstrap loom. It is of mixed cotton and synthetic threads, and of very traditional geometric designs. The foundation fabric is a soft supple black thread locally called aleman cotton. The designs were all added during the weaving process using supplemental weft brocading, and they are very nicely done. It consists of two panels, seemed down the center. Two of the lower panel edges are hemmed, and two are selvage-finished. Original adornment around the head-hole is retained. The stitching under the arm-holes, which makes this a usable garment, has been removed.
Measurements: 25 inches wide across the shoulders, tapering to 30 inches at the bottom; length varies from 24 to 27 inches shoulder to hem.
Condition: Excellent, lightly used, some very slight soil is possible, some loose threads.