Santiago Atitlan Woman's Huipil --- Beautiful hand embroidered birds and flowers around the neck of this Santiago Atitlan Huipil. Thread of the embroidery has some brillantte that gives it some sparkle. Light blue base material hand-woven on backstrap loom with lavender vertical stripes. Sides seams are open (could easily be sewn closed). Two of the bottom panel are selvage finished, the other two are fringed. Nicely finished neckline
Purchased from Ana Maria in 2017. She said her work.
Condition: Good used condition. The huipil shows some wear, a few loose threads and light spotting. Some stretch marks where fabric was stitched closed to form "sleeves" in the huipil
Width: 21 - 24 inches
Length: 24 inches
Neck: 7.5 inches wide by 3.5 inches deep. Fits over my 22" head.
Weight: 1.5 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.