Very finely woven contemporary huipil, all natural handspun 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 natural white cotton thread, and the sides are seamed in the same manner. The foundation fabric is fine natural brown cotton. All threads apear to be handspun. The designs were added during the weaving process using supplemental weft brocading. It is all of white natural handspun cotton thread.
This huipil was recently woven. It is in excellent condition, with no wear. It was purchased in the market in Oaxaca city in the early 1990s
Dimensions: all panels are of equal width; total width approx. 32 inches; total length shoulder to hem 44 inches.
Condition: Excellent, never used, very light fold marks from storage. This is a very nice huipil.