San Juan Cancuc and Sitalá, Chiapas
Huipil of two canvases with a V neckline that combines two textile techniques characteristic of the state of Chiapas: weaving on a waist loom and hand embroidery, in two different communities that communicate through a textile piece to wear.
The canvases have been woven on a waist loom with industrial cotton by the group "Las Tejedoras" in San Juan Cancuc, Chiapas, with a weft thread that forms a grid design when weaving, combining vertical lines assembled from the warp and horizontal lines that are added, using the brocade technique known as "xchilul", characteristic of the municipality of Cancuc.
The embroidery was in charge of the group "Las Azucenas" in the municipality of Sitalá, with the cross-stitch technique, using a traditional design that they call "hourglass". This technique is developed by placing a quadrillé base on the previously woven grid, in order to embroider each motif that will later be unraveled, thus leaving the embroidery placed on the loom canvas.
When finished, the two canvases are joined and the details on the sleeves and neck are embroidered using the braiding stitch with the thread that was used for the embroidery.
Care: Gentle hand washing without rubbing is suggested, preferably with the garment inside out, drying without exposure to the sun. You can take it to the dry cleaner and have it dry cleaned.
Technique: Backstrap loom
Measurements : One size / Length: 100 cm, width: 66 cm
Color : White/Gold/Mustard/Coffee/Pearl
Materials : Industrial cotton
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