Colotenango daily huipil.
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 post-1980 huipil was hand woven on a back
strap loom in three cotton/rayon blend warp-striped base panels that are joined by hand embroidered decorative
seams. This base fabric 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. There is a hand knotted fringe on the bottom. This fine huipil is in excellent condition. It was
acquired from Gladys Mendez Bocó at the Mercado des Artesanos in Antigua. W 85 x L 54 cm. (15-46)
$ 180. OBO