English Spanish

English Spanish
Currency
$ £ $

Click to enlarge

Mixe Huipil

Price: $1,800.00
 
Origin: San Juan Cotzocon, Oaxaca
Artist: unknown
Material: Egyptian cotton
Dimensions: 44in x 33in x 1in

Dark burgundy weave in Egyptian cotton with brocade in black on parts of the burgundy ground woven on a backstrap loom in three webs.  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). This is a contemporary huipil that was made in San Juan Cotzocon, Oaxaca using traditional Mixe techniques and designs.


LaCalaca is a Mexican Folk Art consignment firm dedicated to providing you with excellent service and a wide variety of authentic Mexican and Latin American artwork including tapestries, scultptures, paintings, antiques, etc...