shirt

Woman's shirt style huipil. Made from 2 warp-faced lengths of the distinctive striped cloth of Sololá (alternating plain red and spotted jaspe yarns). It is gathered at the neck into a narrow stand-up collar. Sleeves are attached to the shoulders. Blocks of brocading decorate the shoulders and tops of the sleeves. Many small motifs in stranded cotton decorate the upper part of the garment.

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