Huipil - Santa Catarina Palopo, Woman Larger H_SCP_16-05
Terra Experience Used Huipil Collection
Santa Catarina Palopo Woman's Huipil --- Quetzals,Tree of Life, corn, peacocks, dogs, ducks and other bird designs on this finely 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, greens and other colors of the brocade. Neck and armholes are finished with a nice sun type design. The neck trim has some threads have a bit of brillante or metalic threads.
Purchased from Juana. Woven by her sister Petrolina.
Condition: Very good used condition. The huipil shows light wear and a few loose threads. Sides seams open (could be easily sewn closed). Was last used as a nursing huipil, so need to close a small portion of seam (I can do for you) Half of the panels are fringed others are a looped selvage finish that is similar to the fringe. 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..
Length: 26 inches
Neck: 6.5 inches wide by 2.5 inches deep.
* 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.