Colotenango daily huipil.

From the Dr. Richard P. Mandell collection.

“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” utilizing wrapped warp threads. (Centro de Textiles Tradicionales Nim Po’t.)

This post-1980 huipil was hand woven on a back strap loom in three cotton warp-striped base panels that are decorated with supplementary brocade in typical Colotenango geometric designs. The center panel is wider and more heavily decorated. The head and arm opening are trimmed in a hand embroidered chain stitch. This fine huipil is in excellent condition. W 95 x L 48 cm. (16-230) $ 300. OBO

Lower photograph taken in Colotenango by Frank Lee Mays.