Very lovely hand woven huipil, accented with extensive embroidery! It is from the area of Chuarrancho. This elegant huipil measures 33 1/2″ across the shoulders, and 26 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square and measures 6 1/2″ by 6 1/2″. The sides have had the stitching removed to open the arm holes, but can easily be restitched if desired for wear.

This huipil is very beautiful with a hand woven pattern throughout. It includes the classic diamonds, mayan suns, corn plants, and triangles representing the mountains, rain, and rivers. There is a row of quetzales across the shoulders. The huipil has a rainbow of colors including the predominant blues and purples. The woven background is medium weight white cotton. The embroidered accent is machine done free-hand in the style of Santa Maria de Jesus. This embroidery has extensive use of lustrina thread with some silver accent thread. It makes for a spectacular addition to this already stunning huipil. It is a perfect example of the more modern fusion of regional styles. The neckline and sleeves are trimmed with a deep wine colored velveteen. The lower section on one side has accent weaving and the other side is plain.

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This huipil is in good used condition, with some slight sign of wear in the shoulder areas in the form of few loose threads. There is some slight discoloration of the lower white section, mostly due to age. The lower edge of the plain panel has a loose warp where the extra threads are woven back into the huipil, this is very common. Please note that due to the heavy use fine embroidery thread this huipil is heavy! It weighs more than 2 lbs!



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