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Huipil

The traditional costume for women of San Andrés Chicahuaxtla consists of a huipil, skirt, belt and blanket. The huipil is woven by hand on a hip loom and usually consists of three parts that are attached to each other. In the period that this huipil was made, the 1960's, this type of garment was decorated more colorfully than the ones shortly before, probably because colored cotton yarn became eas…