Super large and lovely huipil from the San Juan Atitán region. Large and beautiful style with wonderful details. This huipil measures 37″ across the shoulders, 37″ across the chest, and 31″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is rectangular and measures 5″ x 4 1/2″ (note: this is a snug fit over an average head). The sides have been unstitched, allowing the huipil to open completely. It is easy to restitch the sides to create armholes.
This three panel huipil made with cotton and acrylic blend threads is striking with elaborate weaving that features a very unique multicolored designs throughout the body and shoulders, that feature birds, maya stars, flowers, hearts, and hidden letters. The neckline is decorated with lace accent and blue velveteen, that is also used at the sleeve openings. The background fabric is the traditional red, blue and purple stripes. There is much use of metallic thread throughout this large huipil.
This huipil is in great used condition with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and slight wear at the neckline and sleeve openings. This is a beautiful textile!