Huipil 15: San Juan Cotzal

This gorgeous three-panel used 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. The patterns include important motifs for this town such as birds and geometric shapes. The neckline is delicately hand-embroidered with meticulous chain stitching. The selvages at the bottom of the blouse are folded over and sewn by machine to prevent unraveling. 

Threads used are high-quality cotton. Please note that this is a pre-loved textile, it has been worn by the weaver but is in excellent condition.

The neck opening is large enough for this piece to be worn. It also makes a beautiful 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: 35 inches

Length: 22 inches 




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