Quetzaltenango (Xela) Guatemala Woman's Huipil --- This wide 3-panel Xela huipil is beautifully brocaded with birds (peacocks or quetzals), diamonds and other geometric patterns on probably a back-strap loom. The two randa stripes down the front are are nicely embroidered and typical of Quetzaltenago Huipils. Neckline has flowers that are machine embroidered. Neck is nicely trimed with a black "velvet". Base material is cotton and likely some other mixed threads. I am not sure if it is woven in Xela or another village for finishing and use in Xela.
Condition: Good used condition. The huipil shows light wear, a few loose threads and some even light graying and discoloration in the white base material. Sides seams open (could be easily sown closed). Panels appear to have 6 selvage edges.
Width: 37 inches shoulders
Neck: 6.7 inches wide by 2.5 inches deep . Style: oval
Weight: Approx 1.8 pound
* Remember the huipil's width should be at least 1.5 to 2 times your shoulders width, to allow for fitting your frame and to cover part of your upper arms.