This circa-1980 huipil was hand woven on a back strap loom in two wide warp-striped cotton panels that are joined by floral embroidered seams. These panels are decorated with supplementary brocade that features plumed serpent and zoomorphic motifs. The head opening is trimmed with a velvet. The base panels have the purple, red, yellow and brown stripes typical of San Juan Sacatepequez huipiles. I love huipiles from this region and I particularly love this one. It has a great feel and a wonderful patina. Width is 44 x Length 25 inches
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