This is a very cool and unusual huipil with sleeves! 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.
Please note the mended patch as illustrated in the photos.
Measures 23 inches shoulder to shoulder, 22.5 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.
Amazing metallic linen sundress! Our design. one size fits most as it ties around the neck and in the back. Please note that eventually the metallic will wear off the material leaving the beautiful sunny lemon color.
The dress is 32 inches long and a minimum 32 chest circumference maximum around 38"