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.