Very finely woven contemporary huipil, all cotton
This is a very finely woven huipil from Amusgos, Oaxaca. It was all handwoven in three panels on a back-strap loom. All edges are loosely hemmed. The seems where the panels have been joined are finely hand-stitched in purple thread, and the sides are seamed in the same manner. The foundation fabric is extremely fine cotton. The designs were added during the weaving process using supplemental weft brocading. It is all of purple cotton thread.
This huipil was recently woven. It is in excellent condition, with no wear and perhaps some very slight soil. It was purchased in the market in Oaxaca city in the early 1990s
Dimensions: all panels are of equal width; total width approx. 34 inches; total length shoulder to hem 46 inches.
Condition: Excellent, never used, very light fold marks from storage. This is a very nice huipil.