This ca. 1980 daily use huipil was hand-woven on a backstrap loom. I purchased it directly from the weaver in 1999, and it was an older huipil at the time. The foundation fabric is all cotton. The rows of small designs were added after the weaving process using the technique of needle embroidery. All embroidery is of polished cotton threads. The design around the neck was also added after the weaving using machine embroidery. The huipil consists of two panels, seemed down the center to form the garment. Two of the lower edges are selvage-finished, and the other two are hemmed. The adornment around the head- and arm-holes is retained; the side stitches, which makes the huipil into a finished garment to be used, have been removed.
Measurements: 32 inches wide, and 32 inches, more or less, shoulder to hem.
Condition: Excellent, lightly used, some very slight soil is possible. The embroidered bird designs are fine, colorful and exquisite.