Huipil 18: San Juan Cotzal

This gorgeous three-panel pre-loved traditional huipil from San Juan Cotzal is being sold by the weaver herself, who is a member of the cooperative of weavers from the town. The piece is full of detailed supplementary weft brocade woven on a backstrap loom, contrasting elegantly with the black warp. We love the little birds and other figures from nature incorporated into the huipiles from this town!

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

The neckline is delicately hand-embroidered with meticulous chain stitching. The opening should be large enough to be worn (it's large enough for Mari). The selvages at the bottom of the blouse are folded over and sewn by machine to prevent unraveling. 

Threads used are high-quality cotton.

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.

 

Measurements:

Width: 29.5 inches

Length: 21 inches 




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