462 Joyabaj-0599Joyabaj

Unique vintage blouse style huipil from the town of Joyabaj. This huipil has the sides taken in so that it more resembles a blouse. This huipil measures 34 1/2″ from sleeve tip to sleeve tip and 18 1/2″ from the shoulder to the bottom edge. The neck opening is round and measures 6″ in diameter. The sides have been stitched closed to create armholes.

This classic huipil is machine embroidered with the traditional Joyabaj circular design that radiates from the collar in a spectrum of colors. In the center of each circle is an accent of metallic thread. The caps on the sleeves have the same circular decoration. The background fabric is a red woven cotton blend with tiny stripes of black, white, and brown.

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This huipil is in good used condition, with some wear on the embroidery especially on the chest and a bit on the sleeves. It appears that there has been some slight repair of the worn threads by the previous owner. There is some loose stitching where the panels join. A lovely vintage textile!




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