A Virgin’s Huipil woven on a back strap loom with 4 selvedge ends. The piece has a frame of a purple edge and for both ends the red frame is hidden in the weft thread. This piece is brocaded with different patterns. Both panels are joined with a fine cotton and silk randa. The round neck is cut out and embroidered with cotton. A date and legend is embroidered in the front part “Dejo un vistido 7 de octubre 1953, Virgen del Rosario”.
Age: Approximately woven in the 1950’s
Ethnic Group: Kakchiquel
Origin: San Pedro Sacatepéquez
Materials: Cotton, silk and mercerized cotton
Use: Virgin’s Huipil
Technique: Woven on a back strap loom
Size: Approximately 30" x 28"