Child's huipil, made from two 3-selvedge, warp-faced panels sewn together. A button-holed neck opening and wide zig-zag randa part way down the front are the only decorative features. The sides are left open except for a 2 cm seam that indicates the armhole. However the cloth is very colourful with puce stripes (approx 3 cm wide) alternating with multicoloured stripes of the same width, and bright yellow selvedges.

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