Dark Blue with Brown Huipil from Santa Lucia Utatlan by Nelly Menchu, Casa de Artes' (Guatemala)
The Blouse was woven on a foot loom in two panels, made in the same traditional technique from the town, Santa Lucia Utatlan. It was woven by Nelly Menchu in the town of Xela.
The piece was woven in a workshop / house from the weaver. It was woven in then same traditional technique as a Ceremonial Huipil from Santa Lucia Utatlan. It is woven with the traditional foot loom with new color combinations.
The piece is woven in two panels as the traditional one. It is special, because ladies use them less and less each year. It is a technique that is dying. The blouse is a copy of the Ceremonial Huipil from Santa Lucia Utatlan, woven on a foot loom. The loom was introduced by Spaniards in colonial times. The weavers adapted the traditional patterns to make them in this type of loom.
The back ground is woven in cotton. The designs are woven with rayon. Fibre It is produced locally, Guatemala.
SIZE 76 cm x 84 cm
It takes 2 weeks to make a piece like this.
Ready to dispatch 2 weeks after purchase.