Woman's huipil measuring 31 inches wide and 24 inches long
This post-1980 huipil was hand-woven on a backstrap loom. The foundation fabric is plain white cotton in the outer 2 panels and red cotton in the central panel. The designs were added during the weaving process using the technique of supplemental-weft brocading, and they are of entirely cotton threads. The huipil consists of three panels, seemed together at the joints. An extra piece of white commercial cotton cloth has been added along the bottom edge to lengthen the garment where it goes inside the skirt. Also, the side stitching has been tapered for a more natural fit. The sides of the garment are closed as used.
Measurements: 33 inches wide across the shoulders and sleeves, tapering to 28 inches wide at the waist, and 24 inches long
Condition: Excellent, lightly used, a very few loose threads. In order that the midriff not be exposed, women of the Verapaz region often add 4 to 8 inches of plain cloth along the bottom edge of the huipil. This is the part tucked inside the skirt. This is the piece f commercial cloth at the bottom