This is an old huipil, or over blouse, woven and worn by a Mayan woman in Guatemala. The colors are faded but combine in a pointillism-style to make a gorgeous huipil. In general, these old huipiles are woven as two separate strips on a backstrap loom, then made into blouses with the embroidery down the sides and around the neck and the stitching down the center. This one features bird embroidered motifs and an orange accent on the shoulders. It is on a heavy white, woven cotton. It has been worn.
The size is medium large. They are basically a square shape so they are not fitted and VERY comfortable. This one is open on the sides so it can either be worn over another top or sewn up the sides. Very beautiful. The head hole does fit over my head even though it looks small!
It is also gorgeous hanging on the wall or spread flat on a table as a table runner.
One of a kind
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dimensions: medium-large size, 30.5" wide by 25" long from the shoulder