Colotenango 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 circa-1980 huipil was hand woven on a back strap loom in three cotton warp-striped base panels. The panels are decorated with finely done supplementary brocade utilizing the “soumak” weaving techniques in Colotenango geometric designs. The center panel is wider and more heavily decorated. The head and arm openings are trimmed with multicolored hand embroidery. This example is in the most classic style and in excellent condition. It was acquired from a private collection in Guatemala. W 96 x L 52 cm. (18-66) $225. OBO

The bottom photograph was taken in Colotenango by Frank Lee Mays.