Huipil - Santa Catarina Palopo, Woman H_SCP_16-03

Terra Experience Used Huipil Collection

Regular price $150.00 Sale

Santa Catarina Palopo Woman's Huipil ---  Quetzals, butterflies, deer,Tree of Life, stars and zig zag lightning designs on this nicely brocaded huipil that was woven on a back-strap loom. The huipil has 3 panels and the base color is a coffee brown that contrasts well with blues and other colors of the brocade.  There is some "brillante" in the thread that adds a sparkle to the huipil.  Neck is finished with a button-hole embroidery.

Bought from Lucia 2016, made by her grown daughter Manuela.

Condition:  Good used condition.  The huipil shows light fading and wear and a few loose threads. Sides seams open (could be easily sewn closed).  Half of the panels are fringed others are nicely selvage finished. As with many Santa Catarina Palopo huipils, there is some uneveness to the length of the panels.  It could be hemmed to a even length, if desired..  

Huipil Dimensions: 

  • Width: 33 inches
  • Length:  32 inches
  • Neck:  6 inches wide by 3 inches deep.  Fits over my 22" head.
* 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.