This huipil is woven in 2 panels with 4 selvedge ends. The piece has a frame of a purple (mollusk) edge and for both ends the purple frame is hidden in the weft thread. Both panels are joined with a silk randa. The round neck is cut out and embroidered with silk and cotton. It has a hole near the opening for the head. The piece is completely brocaded with designs. Designs: zoomorphic: eagles, turkeys, horses and dogs. Geometric: tree of life, serpent, candle holders and flower vases.
Age: Approximately woven in the 1960’s
Ethnic Group: Kakchiquel
Origin: San Pedro Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Materials: Cotton, silk, mercerized cotton; natural dyes: cochineal for the silk
Use: Ceremonial Huipil
Technique: Woven on a back strap loom
Size: Approximately 26.5” x 49”