shirt

Two 3-selvedge panels of deep maroon colour are sewn up the sides except for the arm hole, and up the centre as far as the square neck. Two-thirds of the upper part of the huipil are completely covered with single-faced brocading worked in bright stranded cottons. The usual motifs for Nebaj are all there regardless of the correct relative sizes: the princess, the birds, the horse and corn plants, depicting a local legend. An elaborate neckline is worked in chain stitch in the same yarns.

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