“The [Colotenango] huipil is short, relatively wide and is worn hanging loose outside the corte. The brocade often includes small, multi-colored diamonds or squares woven in a soumak technique”. (Centro de Textiles Tradicionales Nim Po’t, see nimpot.com) This post-1980 huipil was hand woven on a back strap loom in three cotton/rayon blend warp-striped base panels that are joined by hand embroidered decorative seams. This base fabric is called "aleman" and is prized for its softness and drape. These panels are decorated with supplementary brocade in typical Colotenango geometric designs. The center panel is wider and more heavily decorated. This fine huipil is in excellent condition.
The last two photos are the best representation of the color of the huipil.
This has a very supple and luxurious drape- a pleasure to wear.
Makes a wonderful wall hanging and I'll be happy to provide the dowel if you ask for it.
W 35 x L 18 inches
These are great year round. In the winter I wear them over a light sweater and they are super cozy.
For more great huipils and tops from around the world check out the tops section of our shop!
Gorgeous handmade and embroidered skirts from the Rabari tribe of Northern India. Very fine and expertly embroidered with cotton embroidery floss. Each of them has been made with such love and attention, representing weeks of work. The price does not reflect the value of these in my opinion.
These are from a tribe in Gujarat, India where the most festive and beautiful embroidery comes from.
The waist is adjustable with a drawstring with a maximum measurement of 34". Length is 34 inches. All cotton. For more great Banjara and Rabari skirts check out the skirt section of the shop!