This huipil is believed to be ceremonial because of its extensive and beautifully executed embroidery. This style of Nahuala huipils is referred to in Quiche as “kashlan po’t”. This huipil was hand woven on a back strap loom in three white cotton panels decorated with supplementary brocade in cotton and rayon. Typical of older Nahuala huipils, the purple brocade was bled on to the white base. This is an intentional design feature. This fine example is in very good condition.
measures W37" x L31"
These are great year round. In the winter I wear them over a light sweater and they are very cozy.