Two panel Ceremonial Huipil for a Texel. The warp background is woven with cuyuscate and cotton. The weft is woven with red cotton thread. The piece shows a 4 selvedge ends. The opening for the head is decorated with satin ribbon. All the cuyuscate is hand spun. The designs are woven in all the huipil. Designs: zoomorphic: birds and spider; Geom.: monstrance, serpent.
Age: Approximately woven in the 1960's
Ethnic Group: Kakchiquel
Origin: Tecpán, Chimaltenango
Materials: Silk, cuyuscate, cotton, mercerized cotton, satin ribbon for the collar; natural dyes: yellow.
Use: Ceremonial Huipil
Technique: Woven on a back strap loom
Size: Approximately 54” x 25”