Two panelled Huipil woven on a back strap loom. These Huipiles are going to be used for special occasions especially if the lady belongs to the Cofradía (religious brotherhood). Purple and orange stripes decorate the white hand spun warp background cotton. Notice the four selvedge ends on both panels. The round neckline is cut out and embroidered on top. Two pink satin semi circles are sewn on each side, symbolizing the phases of the moon. A finely embroidery is woven using silk and mollusc. All the colours are chemical dyes, expect for the mollusc dye used for the neckline application. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping!
Age: Approximately woven in the 1960’s
Ethnic Group: Tzutuhil
Origin: Santiago Atitlán, Sololá
Materials: Cotton, mercerized cotton and mollusc dye
Use: Ceremonial Huipil
Technique: Woven on a back strap loom
Size: Approximately 48“ x 42“