This is huipil made from a Colotenango huipil. A beautiful colorway. The dress is base is made from a thick and supple rayon called aleman which is prized for its drape. The cotton embroidery is very fine and the geometric designs are of typical Colotenango embroidery.
W 35 x L 35 inches
Its shown here worn as a tunic but would be great as a dress also. Please note the condition of the material in the photos. It is sturdy and any areas that need it have been reinforced. It is a gorgeous garment. The condition has been reflected in the price.
A fab jacket made from repurposed kantha quilts from Northern India. Kantha is s technique by which many thin layer of fabric are hand stitched together to make a light quilted blanket. Often old saris and dhotis are the materials used in making them. These blankets have been repurposed for use in these garments.
After a recent trip to India I am very much in love with kantha. Not so much the pieces that I have seen widely available in the states, but the ones like this jacket is made from, that are so lovingly and deliberately created and used to a wonderful patina. To me they express love so beautifully.
One size fits most. 35 inches long and about 34 inches wide across the back.
This is a vintage textile and may have some irregularities.