Huipil 70: 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! While this is an "everyday" güipil, it looks very much like a ceremonial one with is white base and special neckline embroidery.

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 and corn. Each pattern carries a unique traditional meaning. See what the weavers said about them here on our blog.

The neck opening is generous and easy for Sucy (the model) to put on and take off the garment without difficulty, adorned with meticulous hand-embroidery. Some of the selvages are cleanly finished on the loom (woven), and others have been cut and then secured with machine stitching.

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.

Handwoven by Ana

 

Measurements:

Width:  23 inches

Length: 26.5 inches

Material: Cotton

Care: Wash by hand or in gentle cycle with cold water and line-dry or lay flat in indirect sunlight, preferably with the garment inside out.

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