Colotenango daily huipil.
“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)
This circa-1980 huipil was hand woven on a back strap loom in three cotton warp-striped 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 head and arm openings are trimmed with multicolored hand embroidery. This very fine huipil is utterly classic Colotenango
style and is in excellent condition. It was acquired from Ana Carolina Ajanel of Chichicastenango at the La Fuente market in Antigua.
W 82 x L 98 cm opened. (14-153) $ 225. OBO