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Huipil 68: San Pedro Necta

//A new Artisan Direct listing from our partners in Chichicastenango!//

This vintage traditional huipil from San Pedro Necta is being sold by our friend Fernando in Chichicastenango. The blouse features beautiful brocade patterns all handwoven on a backstrap loom. One very special thing about traditional huipiles from this town is that they are "worn sideways." Take a look - the base lines of the blouse are seen here horizontally, but when it is being woven, the lines are actually the wrap, arranged vertically on a loom.

This textile arrangement allows for a relaxed drape and a very different wearing experience. 

Fernando and his family have a small textile treasure store in their hometown, a place filled with the most beautiful items imaginable. Currently, because of travel restrictions due to COVID-19 both nationally and internationally, they have not had many local sales. Thus, the listing of some of the treasures on our site here on our Artisan Direct page.

Threads used in this textile are mostly cotton, with some blend. The piece is in excellent condition, and ready to be worn. The neck opening is generous and the piece fits like US medium. 

Care: Please wash by hand and line-dry or lay flat to dry.

Measurements:

Width: 30 inches

Length: 20 inches 


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