Large woman's ceremonial huipil measuring 34 inches wide and 31 inches long
This ca. 1970 woman's ceremonial huipil was hand-woven on a backstrap loom. The foundation fabric is cotton; the horizontal stripes were added during the weaving process using the technique of supplemental-weft brocading. They were made using mostly cotton threads, though there is also a glittery thread that looks like plastic. It consists of two panels, which have been joined in the center. Two of the lower edges are selvage-finished, and two are hemmed. The adornment around the head-hole consists of needle embroidery and appliqued material. The side stitching (which makes the huipil into a finished garment to be used) has been removed.
I purchased this huipil in 2003 from a vendor from Santiago Atitlan. She told me that this is a cermeonial huipil dating from the early 1970s. This is consistent with other available sources, and it is on this that I base my attribution.
Measurements: 34 inches wide and 31 inches shoulder to hem, more or less.
Condition: Very Good condition, with perhaps some light soil and a few loose threads.