Santa Catarina Palopo Woman's Huipil --- Quetzals, butterflies, deer,Tree of Life, corn, peacocks and other birds on this nicely brocaded huipil that was handwoven on a back-strap loom. The huipil has 3 panels and the base color is black that contrasts well with blues and other colors of the brocade. The base matterial also has narrow vertical stripes of similar color.
Purchased from Lucia in 2014. Made by her family, probably daughter Manuela.
Condition: Good used condition. The huipil shows some wear and loose threads and bunching especially on the lower portion of one middle panel. 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.