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

This huipil was hand woven on a back strap loom in three warp-striped cotton panels. These panels are decorated with supplementary brocade in typical Colotenango geometric designs. The center panel is wider and more heavily decorated. Unusual in purple. This huipil is in excellent condition. It was acquired from Sra. Estefana Culajah at the La Fuente textile market in Antigua Guatemala. W 94 x L 60 cm. (18-103) $90. OBO