Huipil 45: San Juan Cotzal

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What a elegant sample of a traditional huipil from San Juan Cotzal with its black cotton base. This pre-loved piece is being sold by the weaver herself, who is a member of the cooperative of weavers from the town. Filled with supplementary weft brocade figures, the chosen colors contrast so pleasingly from the black warp base. Base in cotton, supplementary weft in rayon floss.

The neck opening is large enough to comfortably put on and take off without difficulty, adorned with hand-embroidered flowers. The selvages at the bottom of the blouse are folded over and sewn by machine to prevent unraveling. 

 

This huipil is beautiful to wear and use as decoration as is or opened on the sides so that it can be laid flat. Please do not cut this handwoven gem as it is full of tradition and heritage.

Curious about the meaning behind the beautiful brocade figures? We translated what the weavers said here on our blog.

Handwoven and being sold by Teresa.

 

Measurements:

Width:  20 inches

Length: 24 inches 




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