Vintage 13: Huipil Santo Domingo Xenacoj
A beautiful pre-loved huipil from Santo Domingo Xenacoj featuring traditional brocade handwoven on a backstrap loom.
Some of the selvages are cleanly finished on the loom (woven), and others have been cut and then secured with machine stitching.
Each of the two panels has been woven on a backstrap loom and then combined using a hand-embroidery technique called randa, stitch by stitch
This type of huipil (traditional blouse) is regionally worn with a dark blue corte (wrap skirt) full of colorful hand-embroidery, and the combination is really beautiful. But feel free to combine it with other kinds of skirts or jeans.
Brocaded includes zoomorphic figures woven with cotton. This piece is wearable, meaning that the neck opening is large enough for the huipil to be worn.
Width: 31 inches
Length: 19.5 inches
Care: Hand wash separately and line dry inside out. Colors should not bleed, but best to be gentle to preserve the brocade stitches.
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