Two panelled Huipil woven on a back strap loom. San Juan Sacatepequez has several common coloured stripes on the warp of the blouse: (purple, red, yellow, green, blue and brown). Each of the panels is nicely brocaded with zoomorphic patterns over the shoulder part (feathered serpent, roosters, and stars). Notice the four selvedge ends for both panels. The round neckline is cut out and finely hand embroidered on top using cotton. The narrow hand embroidered randa joins both panels with cotton and mercerized cotton. All the colours are chemical dyes but the light brown on some of the warp stripes is the natural hand spun brown cotton “Cuyuscate”. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping.
Age: Approximately woven in the 1950’s
Ethnic Group: Kakchiquel
Origin: San Juan Sacatepequez, Guatemala
Materials: Cotton, Cuyuscate and yellow mercerized cotton
Use: Every day Huipil
Technique: Woven on a back strap loom
Size: Approximately 24” x41”