Colotenango daily huipil.
This pre-1980 huipil was hand woven on a back strap loom in three white cotton base panels. These panels are decorated with
supplementary brocade in typical Colotenango geometric designs. The center panel is wider and more heavily decorated. The panels are joined by hand
embroidered decorative seams. “The [Colotenango] huipil is short, relatively wide and is worn hanging loose outside the corte. The brocade often includes
small, multi-colored diamonds or squares woven in a soumak technique”. (Centro de Textiles Tradicionales Nim Po’t, see nimpot.com) The arm openings are
trimmed with hand embroidery and the head opening with velvet. This fine huipil is in very good condition. It was acquired from the Nim Po’t Collection of
Antigua Guatemala. W 84 x L 54 cm. (10-29) $80. OBO