This is a very cool and unusual huipil with sleeves! T Hand woven on a back strap loom in two predominantly red cotton panels covered by a grid of stripes in various colors including a few metallic stripes. The sleeves are of the same fabric. The base material is decorated with supplementary brocade featuring several complex universal diamond designs. Traditional collar and cuffs. This tailoring is unique to Santiago Chimaltenango huipils and they are one of only two huipil styles in Guatemala that have sleeves. These huipils are increasingly rare and this is a fine example.
Measures 23 inches shoulder to shoulder, 23 inches long. The sleeves are 1/2 or 3/4 sleeves. These are great year round. In the winter I wear them over a light sweater and they are super cozy.
This is huipil made from an older pre 1980s Chichicastenango huipil and natural silk velvet. Absolutely phenomenal color way! The huipil is a now rare wool embroidered piece. These are no longer produced in this region.
W 27.5 x L 37 inches
The cost of the dress is just enough to cover the materials, the labor that went into it and the fees to sell it.
This poncho come from the Highlands of Chiapas, a village called San Andres Larrainzar. Not a traditional garment but a completely fabulous modern design using the traditional San Andres Larrainzar style of weaving. Wonderful color way.