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Mixe Huipil

Price: $2,500.00
Era: contemporary
Origin: San Juan Cotzocon, Oaxaca, Mexico
Artist: unknown
Condition: excellent
Material: egyptian cotton
Dimensions: 37in x 34in x 1in

Plain and gauze weave Egyptian cotton with brocade on parts of plain weave ground woven on a backstrap loom in three webs. The Mixe(indigenous group) women in this village had almost stopped weaving their traditional huipiles that were brocaded white on white. That is why this huipil is considered a revival of that technique. The fineness of this huipil is seen in the brocaded mythological symbols: the double headed eagle (representing the sun and the moon), human figures, a hummingbird (communicator between heaven and earth), the dog( guide to the underworld), stars in the sky and hooks(symbolizing luck).  A very elelgant and contemporary piece. 

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