Quetzaltenango (Xela) Guatemala Woman's Huipil --- Striking warm colors and embroidery on this daily use three-panel larger huipil from Xela. Material is primarily cotton and very nicely woven on a floor loom in Totonicapan area for use by Quetzaltenago Mayan Women. The two embroidered randas down the front and decoration around the neck are typical of Quetzaltenago. The flowers are nicely done and are machine embroidered. Nice black "velvet" trim around shoulder openings and neck.
Condition: Good used condition. The huipil shows light wear and a few loose threads. The lower white base portion of the huipil shows some even discoloration and graying. Sides seams open (could be easily sown closed). Panels hemmed.
Width: 37 inches shoulders,
Neck: 7 inches wide by 2.5 inches deep with 2 inch finished slit . Style: oval
Weight: Approx 1.5 pounds
* 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.