Very finely woven contemporary huipil, all cotton
This is a very finely woven huipil from Mixe people, Cotzocon, 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 red 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 red 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: Center panel 11.3 inches wide, side panels 10 inches wide, total width approx. 31 inches; total length shoulder to hem 40 inches.
Condition: Excellent, never used, very light fold marks from storage. This is a very nice huipil.