Three paneled everyday huipil woven on a back strap loom. The everyday blouses can have a brown or white background. The huipil is decorated with four “Double Headed Eagle” designs which (when the huipil is extended) will form the Mayan Cross with the Sun in the center (neckline decoration). Standing hummingbirds on each side can be also seen on the huipil’s main design. Silk is used to weave these brocaded decorations. The neckline is cut out and decorated with hand embroidered silk threads symbolizing the sun. The woven Randa or union band is elaborated with silk in the upper section. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping!
Age: Approximately woven in the 2000’s
Ethnic Group: K’iché
Origin: Chichicastenango, El Quiche
Materials: Silk for the brocade and cotton for the background
Use: Every day Huipil
Technique: Woven on a back strap loom
Size: Approximately 27” x 37”