Quetzaltenango (Xela) Guatemala Woman's Huipil --- This larger Xela huipil is beautifully brocaded with birds (probably peacock), diamonds and other geometric patterns on a floor loom. Its aquamarine base color is unusual with different shades of gold patterns brocaded into it. The two randa stripes down the front are are finely embroidered and typical of Quetzaltenago Huipils. Neckline is finished and has machine embroidered flowers bordering it. 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: Moderately good used condition. The huipil shows some wear and loose threads. The base material at the bottom of the hupil (that Mayan women wear has some spotting and graying. Sides seams open (could be easily sown closed).
- Width: 36 inches shoulders
- Length: 24 inches
- Neck: 5.5 inches wide by 2 inches deep with 1.75" finished slit. Style: oval
Weight: Approx 2.25 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.