Woman's huipil measuring 37 inches wide and 16.5 inches long
This post-1980 huipil was hand-woven on a backstrap loom. The foundation fabric is plain black cotton in all three panels. 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. The yellow floral designs around the neck and arm holes, and over the joint seams, are machine embroidery. All six of the lower edges are very nicely selvage-finished. The sides of the garment are open.
Measurements: 37 inches wide, 16.5 inches long
Condition: Excellent, lightly used, a 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. In this case, that extra cloth has also been removed, to leave only the backstrap-woven textile.