Large Santo Domingo Xenacoj Cofradia ceremonial huipil
This post-1980 ceremonial cofradia huipil was hand-woven on a backstrap loom. The foundation fabric is all first quality black cotton. The designs were added during the weaving process using the technique of supplemental-weft brocading. All brocading appear to be of 100% cotton threads. The huipil consists of two panels, seemed together with a very attractive randa stitch. All four of the lower edges are very nicely selvage-finished. The adornment around the head-hole is retained. It appears that there were once some loose side stitches; these are no longer present.
Measurements: 33-34 inches wide; the front measures 52 inches, more or less, shoulder to hem; and the back is 48 inches long.
Condition: Excellent, lightly used, some very slight soil is possible.
NOTE: This huipil was purchased from a vendor in the La Fuente huipil market in Antigua, in 2012. She told me that this is an older huipil used for Cofradia ceremonies, and was stored for a number of years before it was sold by the family. The first photo is of the front, the second of the back, and then some close-ups. This is a quite unusual garment.