This beautiful post-1980 huipil was hand woven on a back strap loom in three brown cotton base panels. These panels are decorated with supplementary brocade, all in cotton in rainbow gem tones. Truly stunning. The center panel is wider and more extensively decorated. The central decorative motifs are the plumed serpent motif running horizontally across each panel . The sunburst collar is hand embroidered over velvet and unique to Chichicastenango huipiles. This is a beautiful example in good condition.
The plumed serpent known as Kukulcan, meaning "the feathered serpent," is the Mayan's supreme god. He was the god of the four elements, as well as a creator and the god of resurrection and reincarnation.
Measures 34 wide x 32 long.
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