Huipil

MI-01366

San Juan Sacatepéquez

The huipil made with two cotton woven on a back-strap loom. The panels are joined in the center by means of a distinctive hand-made Randa. A Randa is a decorative embroidery that joins the linens in an eye-catching way. Across the width of the huipil you can see the interchange of color formed by the transverse lines on each panel. At the same time, supplementary weft threads have been implemented to create brocades that go over the shoulders and chest of the wearer. The motifs are geometric. The symbol of duality is represented in this community by a two-headed eagle that sees in two directions – forward and backward.