This is a gorgeous finely handwoven huipil from the Costa Chica of Oaxaca. The huipil is woven of soft hand spun cotton. The brown color is the natural color of the native coyuchi cotton from the region. The beautiful purple color is made from a dye called purpura that comes from a labor intensive method using sea snails. This color is seen less and less now. Huipiles from this region are difficult to come by and this is a fabulous example.
This was purchased from the artisan at asking price.
This one has these measurements: Chest 33" Length 27"
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This is huipil made from an older pre 1980s Chichicastenango huipil and natural silk velvet. Absolutely phenomenal color way! The huipil is a now rare wool embroidered piece. These are no longer produced in this region.
W 27.5 x L 37 inches
The cost of the dress is just enough to cover the materials, the labor that went into it and the fees to sell it.
This poncho come from the Highlands of Chiapas, a village called San Andres Larrainzar. Not a traditional garment but a completely fabulous modern design using the traditional San Andres Larrainzar style of weaving. Wonderful color way.