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Used Child's Huipil, Trique, Oaxaca, #2

1.00 LBS
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Product Description

Nice older used child's huipil, lightly used.

This is a very interesting child's huipil made by Trique people in Oaxaca. It was all handwoven on a back-strap loom in 3 panels of equal width. All edges are very nicely selvage-finished.  The foundation fabric is fine white cotton. The designs were added during the weaving process using supplemental weft brocading. This brocading is of mixed synthetic and cotton thread of different colors.

This huipil was woven in the past 30 years. It is in very good lightly used condition, with light wear, and perhaps some slight soil. It was purchased from a Trique woman in Oaxaca city in the early 1990s. At that time, there was a large population of displaced Trique people (mostly women and children) living in the public square and streets of Oaxaca city. They had been driven from their homes by the army for daring to desire some political representation.

Dimensions: total width approx. 25 inches; total length shoulder to hem 22 inches.

Condition: Very Good, lightly used, slight soil possible, some loose threads, some satin ribbon loosening.  Pictures are of both sides of the garment

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