Huipil 66: San Juan Cotzal

//This is a One-of-a-Kind artwork listed on our Artisan Direct section, brought to you straight from the weavers.//

What a stunning garment from San Juan Cotzal! 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, this piece blends the colors very nicely, full of brocaded birds, corn, stars, and other geometric figures, each with a different local and traditional meaning. 

The neck opening generous (easy to put on and take off) and adorned with meticulous and full chain stitching. 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/or use as decoration. 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.
 

Note that Sucy is quite petite, generally wearing XS or S in US clothing terms.

 

Measurements:

Width:  23.5 inches

Length: 25 inches

Care: Handwash cold inside own and lay flat or hang dry.

Material: Cotton and cotton blend




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