726 Coban-1336Coban

Beautiful, hand-embroidered eyelet style blouse from the region of Coban. This huipil measures 29 1/2″ across the shoulders and 26 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6″ in diameter. The sides have been stitched to create armholes. There are gathers along each of the shoulders that if removed would allow this huipil to be made wider.

This delicate pale pink huipil is fully hand embroidered on a commercial light-weight eyelet background. The design around the collar and on the sleeves includes rows of beautiful tiny flowers hand-embroidered in a variety of colors. The background fabric is a pale pink commercial fabric with scalloped edges along the bottom. The inside has been lined with soft cotton fabric.

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This huipil is in fair vintage condition, with signs of wear. The red trim at the collar and sleeves is coming loose in several places and can easily be stitched back on or removed. Some of the black thread netting between the flowers in the bodice has come loose. There are some very faint stains. This would be a fantastic piece to wear as is or use for a project. The handwork in the flowers is amazing!



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