This huipil is woven in 2 panels with 4 selvedge ends. The piece has a frame of a purple edge on both ends, the purple frame is hidden in the weft thread. Both panels are joined with a fine purple randa. The round neck is cut out and embroidered with silk. The piece is completely brocaded with designs. Designs: zoomorphic: squirrels, eagles, turkeys, ixcanel, birds, horses and dogs. Geometric: tree of life, serpent, candle holders and flower vases.
Age: Approximately woven in the 1940’s
Ethnic Group: Kakchiquel
Origin: San Pedro Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Materials: Cotton and silk and natural dyes - Mollusk
Use: Wedding (Ceremonial) Huipil
Technique: Woven on a back strap loom
Size: Approximately 26” x 48.5”