Colotenango daily huipil.
W89 x L100 cm opened. This post-1980 daily huipil was hand woven on a back strap loom in three cotton/rayon panels. This
base fabric blend is called "aleman" and is highly prized for its softness and drape. “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) The supplementary brocade on this example is especially fine. The center panel is wider and more heavily decorated.
The head hole is trimed with a hand embroidered chain stitch. It is in excellent condition. It was acquired from Bonifacia
Mendez Boco of Santa Maria de Jesus. (8-37) $ 160. SOLD.