“A clear bright red is the favored background color of the Chajul daily costume. . . . The weaving in Chajul is especially firm and sturdy, and in order to achieve this, women usually stand at their backstrap looms rather than sit or kneel. (B)irds, corn plants, arrows and diamonds predominate in their bold style of single-faced brocade.” (“Threads of Identity”, Altman and West, p. 108) This vintage huipil is typical of the traditional style worn in the 1960s. It was hand woven on a back strap loom in two soft panels of a rayon material called aleman that is prized for its drape. decorated by bird motifs. It is in very good condition.
31 x 24 inches
The head hole is plenty big for most Norte Americano heads ;)
These are great year round. In the winter I wear them over a light sweater and they are cozy.
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