Colotenango daily huipil. This circa-1980 huipil was hand woven on a back strap loom in three white cotton base panels. The panels are decorated with supplementary brocade in typical Colotenango geometric designs. The center panel is wider and more heavily decorated. “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 “soumak” technique involves wrapping weft threads around warp threads in various patterns. This huipil is a particularly good example of the “soumak” technique. The head and arm openings are trimmed with multi-colored hand embroidery. This fine huipil is in very good condition. It was acquired from Petronila Mendez Bocó of Santa Maria de Jesus at the Mercado des Artesanos in Antigua Guatemala. W 83 x L 51 cm. (12-283) $ 135.