Colotenango daily huipil. W 93 x L 110 cm opened. This post-1980 huipil was hand woven on a back strap loom in three cotton/rayon blend warp-striped base panels. This base fabric blend is called "aleman" and is prized for its softness and drape. 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 in the form of rows of alternating cats and urns. “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 The head and arm openings are trimed with hand embroidery in maroon and black, matching the principal colors in the base. This very fine huipil is in excellent condition. It was acquired from Petronila Mendez Bocó at the Artesanos market in Antigua Guatemala. See Petronila’s picture in our “Vendors” section. (11-29) $ 225. Sold.