MI-02328
Huipil
Cubulco Baja Verapaz

This huipil is for daily use. It is worn by women in their daily life. It is elaborated with a single panel of commercial fabric measuring 50 by 70 cm. Its sleeves and neck have white lace applications, a material that was introduced by Europeans to the American continent centuries ago. Its round neck is surrounded by eleven rows of geometric embroidery. Like those on the sleeves, these are handmade with mercerized cotton threads. Filling stitches were used to form the motifs and button hole stitch was used to finish the collar. Embroidery in the Mayan textile tradition has been present for centuries and is still in use today as it has adapted to trends and technologies. This style of huipil is hardly seen anymore since the textile tradition had undergone many changes throughout history.