“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 cotton blend (“aleman”) warp-striped base.
The panels are decorated with finely done supplementary 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. This classic example is in excellent condition.
It was acquired from Sra. Rosa Mendez Bocó at the Mercado des Artesanos in Antigua. W 87 x L 46 cm. (19-34) $ 135. OBO