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 in one single panel on a back-strap loom. All edges are very nicely selvage-finished. The panel was woven in such a way as to simulate the traditional Trique huipil construction of three panels, and the satin ribbon is used to cover the colored warp threads which simulate the vertical seems. 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 20 years. It is in very good lightly used condition, with light wear, and perhaps some slight soil. It was purchased from a Trique womanin 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. 19.5 inches; total length shoulder to hem 20.5 inches.
Condition: Very Good, lightly used, slight soil possible, some loose threads, some satin ribbon loosening.