Colotenango ceremonial 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-2000 huipil was hand woven on a back strap loom in three warp-striped cotton blend (“aleman”) base panels, joined by hand embroidered decorative seams depicting insects. The panels are decorated with finely done supplemental brocade in typical Colotenango geometric designs. The center panel is wider and more heavily decorated. The head and arm openings are trimmed with multicolored hand embroidery. It is considered ceremonial because of its relatively large size. This classic example is in excellent condition. It was acquired from Sra. Juana Mateo Rosales at her tienda in Tinamit Maya on Calle Santander in Panajachel. W 97 x L 50 cm. (19-126) $ 225 or best offer.