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Huipil from San Antonio Aguas Calientes #930

$142.00 $85.20

Vintage huipil from the village of San Antonio Aguas Calientes.

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Description

Exquisite huipil made in the town of San Antonio Aguas Calientes. This area is known for its incredibly detailed and fine weaving style that is frequently copied in nearby towns. This particular huipil is a fantastic example of this style. This striking huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders, 29″ across the chest, 27″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is a generous 8″ x 6″. The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

This spectacular huipil has the traditional rows of zigzag mountains and triangular patterns of the rivers. The intricate birds and flowers design at the shoulders and across the chest is done in the very fine and detailed San Antonio weaving style, ‘doble cara’, where the pattern is identical both inside and out. 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 a classic color scheme. The background fabric is black, faded into a deep grey, with an extra added bottom section of commercial cotton-feel fabric, to extend the length of the huipil.

This huipil is in excellent used condition with little visible sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. It is quite stunning for its color scheme and weaving!

Additional information

Weight 1.6 lbs
Dimensions 15 × 12 × 1 in

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