An elegant Ceremonial Huipil from Santiago Atitlan woven in two panels on a back strap loom with four selvedge ends. This ceremonial garment has different thin warp stripes in purple, red and orange on a white hand spun background. It is decorated only with a satin collar, which is framed with the three Atitlan Volcanoes on the sides. The embroidery is made with cotton and silk.
Age: Approximately woven in the 1940’s
Ethnic Group: Tzutuhil
Origin: Santiago Atitlan
Materials: Cotton, silk and natural dyes.
Use: Ceremonial Huipil
Technique: Woven on a back strap loom
Size: Approximately 41” x 40”