Santa Catarina Palopo Smaller Woman's Huipil --- Monochromatic purple and lavendar peacocks, queztals, tree of life and other design patterns brocaded on a contrasting black base. It's a very striking new style. Girls and younger women in Santa Catarina Palopo started weaving and wearing this new style of huipil five to ten years ago.. The huipil has 3 panels and is woven on a backstrap loom. Like most Santa Catarina Palopo huipils the thread is a synthetic. .
Condition: Good used condition. The huipil shows light wear and a few loose threads. Sides seams are sewn closed (could be easily opened). Half the panels are selvage finished, the others are are fringed. 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.
Width: 28 inches
Length: 26-28 inches
Neck: 7 inches wide by 3.5 inches deep.
Weight: 1.8 lbs.
* 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.