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 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.