Plocharski Collection
Todos Santos Cuchumatán, Huehuetenango

Historical but classic pants made of four panels woven on a backstrap loom with additional weft brocades that take on very colorful geometric shapes that contrast with the background where red and white predominant in each of the panels. The warp, made of cotton, interweaves yellow, blue, white & red threads while the brocades are multi-colored acrylic threads. The pants are 100 percent hand-made which means that the seams and hem are needle joined with a flat stitch, common forms of tailoring at that time and before. In the past, it was common to see the men of the community wearing short woolen slip-over trousers. Nowadays, with the red and white stripes are distinctive of this unique male garment, are also seen in this community. However, the red weft or horizontal stripes have been disappearing and now the pants are sewn with more western and modern cuts, influenced by fashion, especially among the youngest showing the greatest speed of change in recent years.

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