Colotenango ceremonial huipil.
This pre-1970 huipil was hand woven on a back strap loom in three red and white striped cotton panels.
“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 over a red and white warp-striped base cloth.” (Centro
de Textiles Tradicionales Nim Po’t, see nimpot.com) This is a classic example. The head hole and arm holes are trimed with
a hand embroidered chain stitch. It is in excellent condition. It was acquired from Jose Maria Pocop Barreno (El Guipil
collection) of Panajachel. W112 x L96 cm opened. (8-02) $275. OBO