Small Santo Domingo Xenacoj child's huipil
This post-1980 daily use huipil was hand-woven on a backstrap loom. It is of all cotton and polished cotton threads, and of very traditional geometric designs. 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 with a decorative randa stitch. The rows of designs in the two panels match quite well. All four of the lower panel edges are selvage-finished. Original adornment around the head-hole is retained. The stitching under the arm-holes, which makes this a usable garment, is still present.
Measurements: 27 inches wide across the shoulders and 22 inches at the bottom; the length varies from 17 to 19 inches shoulder to hem.
Condition: Very Good, lightly used, some very slight soil is possible, some loose threads, some slight fading. This is a very finely woven and quite attractive example.