536 San Antonio Aguas Calientes-0290San Antonio Aguas Calientes

Exquisite vintage huipil made in the town of San Antonio Aguas Calientes. This area is known for its incredibly detailed weaving that is frequently copied in other nearby towns. This beautiful huipil measures 29″ across the shoulders, and 22 1/2″ – 27 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). One side is longer than the other. The neck opening is diamond shaped, and measures approximately 5” on each of the 4 sides.

This spectacular huipil has pairs of angels in a beautiful garden full of fruits, flowers, and birds. The most impressive part of this huipil, is that the garden is done in the very fine and detailed San Antonio weaving style, ‘doble cara’, where the pattern is identical both inside and out. Generally this is done in a small part of the huipil, but not often seen in a such large area as in this huipil. The weaving is incredibly fine, causing this huipil to be wonderfully soft to the touch. This is a perfect example of the classic San Antonio Aguas Calientes design in an eye-catching blue, green and yellow color. The background fabric is a soft woven black cotton.

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This huipil is in great used condition and is quite stunning for its color scheme and weaving. The lower edges are a bit uneven due to weaving style and there is some fading of the darker black background.



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