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TecpánTecpán

Beautiful purple huipil from the town of Tecpán. This soft huipil measures 28″ across the shoulders, and 23″ from the shoulders to the bottom hem. The collar is diamond shaped and each of the four sides measures 5″.

This simple yet elegantly woven huipil features purple to pink zigzags of rivers throughout the body on a very dark navy background. The colorful accent is hand-guided machine embroidery that highlights the collar, shoulders, and flows down both the front and back of the lovely textile. The collar and shoulders are trimmed in royal blue velvet.

This huipil is in very good used condition; with perhaps a few loose threads.

$30.00

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San Mateo Ixtatán

San Mateo Ixtatán

VERY HARD TO FIND in rare green color! Beautiful vintage huipil from San Mateo Ixtatán in the northern region of Huehuetenango in Guatemala. These are becoming very, very difficult to find! Very large lovely hand woven huipil, accented with circles and sunbursts throughout. This amazing huipil measures 26″ across the shoulders, and 34 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 7″ in diameter. The sides are stitched closed to create the arm holes, but can easily be unstitched if desired.

This huipil is very beautiful with a hand woven pattern throughout the blouse. It includes the classic sunbursts in reds, greens, and yellows with accents of blues and oranges. This huipil from the northern part of Guatemala shows some similarity with the colors seen in Mexican huipiles. But because of the remote location of San Mateo Ixtatán, it truly has a style and design of its own. The woven background is simple double-layer white cotton muslin. This is a rare chance to have such a beautiful huipil.

This huipil is in very good used condition for its age, with minimal sign of wear. There are a few loose threads, but the style of embroidery lends itself to have what appears to be loose threads, but actually are the ends of the embroidery floss that have come ‘untucked’. There is some slight discoloration in the muslin fabric, but it blends with the normal variation in the natural colored fabric.

$175.00

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Santa Maria de Jesús

Santa Maria de Jesús

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, indigo navy with white stripes and rows of flowers! It is from the town of Santa Maria de Jesús. The corte is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth usually joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body and folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt).

This elegant corte measures 41″ wide and 53″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together to make a tube, but this one is not. It is a full flat piece of fabric.

This corte is beautiful with its accented design that is common for the Santa Maria de Jesús region. It has a seam, or randa, of flowers in yellow and green that runs the length of the corte and one that runs the width.

This corte is in good used condition, and very soft, with a few signs of wear and gentle fading of the dark blue fabric.

$15.00

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Todos Santos

Todos Santos

Lovely child’s huipil from the town of Todos Santos. This huipil measures 22″ across the shoulders and 19 1/2″ from the shoulders to the bottom edge. The neck opening is sqaure and measures 2″ by 3″ with an additional 3″ slit openening on each side of the neck.

This sweet huipil is in very good condition with some slight wear on the blue lace section around the collar.

$25.00

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San Mateo Ixtatán

San Mateo Ixtatán

Striking design from the very remote town of San Mateo Ixtatán in the Guatemalan department of Huehuetenango. This vintage tzute is actually a huipil that has not been finished. New huipiles are generally purchased by their owners unfinished. They then decide what style and decoration they want for the collars and sleeves. This beautiful ‘unfinished’ huipil has many uses, from carrying items to wearing folded on the head. This tzute measures 32″ wide and 59″ long.

This tzute is lovely with its hand-embroidered design in brilliant colors of red, yellow, purple, black, and blue sewn on a simple muslin cotton background. The design has the round ‘suns’ radiating from the center as the traditional design from San Mateo Ixtatán.

This tzute is in very good used condition for its age, with a few minor signs of wear. There is a slight discoloration in some areas of the muslin and a couple of marks left from where the artist outlined their woven design.

$125.00

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Zunil

Zunil

Lovely woven corte, or mayan skirt, full of  flower vases with mayan figures! It is from the town of Zuníl. The corte is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body and folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt).

This wonderful and striking corte measures 87″ long and 45″ wide from side to side as shown in the photo. Cortes are sewn together to make a tube. This corte has had the stitching joining the sides of the tube removed, and measures approximately 45″ by 87″ laid out flat. The center embroidery runs the full length of the 87″. This corte is fairly thick and heavy.  The background is black cotton woven fabric. The embroidered roses are machine done free-hand, and are truly an art form. Just amazing!

This corte is in great used condition, with perhaps a few loose threads, but very little sign of wear.

$52.00

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San Mateo Ixtatán

San Mateo Ixtatán

Very rare, vintage tzute from the remote village of San Mateo Ixtatán. These are very difficult to come by. This beautiful tzute measures 35″ by 53″ and is fully finished.

This vintage tzute is in very good condition for its age. It shows some dingy/dirty sections along the edges in the white muslin fabric that is the base of this beautiful textile.

$190.00

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San Antonio Palopó

San Antonio Palopó

Like new large huipil from San Antonio Palopó in the Lake Atitlán area. This crisp huipil has clean lines and colors that reflect the turquoise colored waters of the lake. This large huipil measures 27″ across the shoulders, 37 1/2″ from the shoulders to the bottom hem, and the collar is square and measures approximately 5 1/2″ by 5″.

This huipil is in excellent condition and has no sign of wear.

$28.00

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Sololá

Sololá

Vintage Huipil from the department of Sololá. Traditional ikat style woven stripes throughout the bodice with accent weaving in the upper portion. Simple oval collar. The sides have had the stitching removed, but can easily be restitched to make sleeves. This huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders, 23″ from the shoulders to the bottom hem, and the neck opening is oval and measures approximately 6 1/2″ by 4 1/2″ with a small slit of 1″ to expand the opening a bit.

This vintage huipil is in good used condition. The weaving has a small amount of wear and there is some wear on the hand stitched trim around the collar.

$28.00

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Santa Catarina Palopó

Santa Catarina Palopó

Beautiful blue on purple huipil with colors to match the waters of Lake Atitlán.  This wonderfully woven huipil from the town of Santa Catarina Palopó refects the beauty of the Lake Atitlán waters. This huipil measures 29″ across the shoulders, 21″ from shoulders to bottom hem, and the collar is square and measures 5″ on each of the four sides.

This huipil is in very good used condition with very few signs of wear. There is a small dirt smudge/stain in the lower section on one side. Could possibly be washed out.

$52.00

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Delantal

Delantal

Beautiful delantal/apron full of flowers and birds. Original mayan delantal made from the same fabric used for mayan cortes (skirts). This delantal is adorned with extensive hand-guided machine embroidered flowers that accent the center of this apron. There a small three dimensional flowers added to the center designs in pink and blue. The delantal has accents of silver appliqué trim. This appliqué can also be found at the waist.

This delantal measures 51″ around the waist (from tip of tie to tip of tie), 28″ across the widest part of (at the hem), and 25″ from center of the waist to the bottom edge (length). This delantal has two pockets that are hidden on the underside of the apron (one on each side) and close with a zipper. These aprons are a must have for the women of Guatemala. It is very rare to pass through the market and see women that are not wearing an apron, and many times they are this beautiful style.

This delantal is in good used condition, with a few signs of wear. Perhaps a few loose threads and thinning of the fabric in a few tiny spots. One of the zippers for the hidden pockets does not work. This delantal would look great as a decoration in the kitchen, or as a beautiful, useful apron.

$25.00

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Santa Maria de JesúsSanta Maria de Jesús

Stunning tzute from the town of Santa Maria de Jesús. This large and beautiful tzute measures 37″ wide, and 48″ long.

This tzute is beautiful with its deep colors and hand weaving that feature the traditional animal motifs of Santa Maria de Jesús. The colors are yellow, blue, green, purple and pink. The thread used to weave this tzute are mostly acrylic and lustrina. Where the two lienzos join, there is a lovely randa of flowers, birds, fish, shrimp, and grapes that is machine embroidered free-hand. The background fabric is woven red cotton. Due to the thickness of the weaving, this tzute is a bit heavy.

This tzute is in good vintage used condition, with some signs of wear. There are two smaller areas where thinning and/or holes were repaired by the owner. They are in the lower left area of the tzute. They have been machine stitched, and are difficult to see. Some of the edge trim along the lower right edge has worn off. This would be expected in a vintage tzute. There are a few loose threads.

$60.00

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TecpánTecpán

This flower-filled huipil is from the area of Tecpán. This lovely huipil measures 31” across the shoulders, and 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is diamond shaped and if looked at as a square, each side measures 7″ in length.

This huipil has the more modern style for Tecpán and is beautiful with its bright colors and hand weaving that features a garden full of wonderful flowers. The colors are shades of purples with bright green leaves. The background fabric is heavy woven white cotton.

This huipil is in very good used condition with a few minor signs of wear. There are a couple of loose threads as well as some small stains on the lower white section on one side and a loose loom effect due to the weaving of the extra thread back into the huipil on the other side.

$40.00

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San Juan SacatepéquezSan Juan Sacatepéquez

Striking faja (belt) made in the town of San Juan Sacatepéquez. Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 117″ long, not including the fringe which measure and additional 7” on each end. It also measures 4” wide. The woven geomorphic figure design runs approximately 35” – 40” on each end.

This faja is woven in a stunning yellow, purple, and burgundy color and is accented with woven figures in colores of green, blue, gold, and pink in the traditional style of San Juan Sacatepéquez.

This faja is in good used condition with some sign of wear, with a few loose threads.

$25.00

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DelantalDelantal

Beautiful delantal/apron full of flowers and birds. Original mayan delantal made from the same fabric used for mayan cortes (skirts). This delantal is adorned with extensive hand-guided machine embroidered flowers that accent the center of this apron. The delantal has accents of silver applique trim. This applique can also be found around the pockets and at the waist.

This delantal measures 51″ around the waist (from tip of tie to tip of tie), 34″ across the widest part of (at the hem), and 26″ from center of the waist to the bottom edge (length). This delantal has two pockets. These aprons are a must have for the women of Guatemala. It is very rare to pass through the market and see women that are not wearing an apron, and many times they are this beautiful style.

This delantal is in very good used condition, with little sign of wear. Perhaps a few loose threads and thinning of the fabric in a few tiny spots. It would look great as a decoration in the kitchen, or as a beautiful, useful apron.

$25.00

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Santiago AtitlánSantiago Atitlán

Great little boy’s traje or outfit from Santiago Atitlán. This is the classic style for the men and boys from this lakeside town. It is a three piece outfit. The camisa or shirt measures 15” across the shoulders in the back, 17 ½” from the collar to the bottom hem, and the sleeves measure 13” in length. The pantelones or pants measure 18 ½” across the waist (double for full waist size) and 21” from the waist to the bottom hem of the pants. These pants are made square in design and are meant to be gathered at the waist using the faja as a belt. The faja measures 64″ long, not including the fringe which measures an additional 4” on each end. It also measures 5” in width.

This traje is fully hand woven. The camisa has three buttons down the front with a small breast pocket. The collar is accented with a coordinating woven pattern. The pantelones are made in the classic red and white striped Santiago style with colorful accents in a grid pattern on the legs. The faja is woven in a beautiful rose and black design.

All of the items in the traje are in good used condition. The camisa and faja have a few loose threads, and the pantelones have some faint staining in the white section above the designs as well as a few loose threads.

$65.00

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Santa Maria de JesúsSanta Maria de Jesús

Elegant faja (belt) made in the town of Santa Maria de Jesús. Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 90″ long, not including the fringe which measure and additional 7” on each end. It also measures 2” wide. The stitched flower design runs approximately 35” of the total length.

This faja is woven in a beautiful rose/pink color and is accented with a free-hand machine embroidered design. The flowers are a complimenting salmon, yellow, and white color with green leaves.

This faja is in excellent condition with little sign of wear. Perhaps a few loose threads.

$20.00

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Santa Maria de JesúsSanta Maria de Jesús

Very darling child’s embroidered huipil, full of lifelike quetzales! It is from the town of Santa Maria de Jesús. This lovely huipil measures 21″ across the shoulders, and 21″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 5″ in diameter. The sides have had the stitching removed to open the arm holes, but can easily be restitched if desired.

This huipil is absolutely beautiful with brilliant colored embroidery that features two quetzales (national bird of Guatemala) on each side of the huipil in a flower garden full of wonderful flowers and playful bunnies. The colors are glowing jewel colors of greens, pinks, blues, purples, oranges, yellows and more! The neckline is accented with black crochet. The background is a black commercial cotton blend fabric. The embroidery is machine done free-hand, and is truly an art form. Just amazing! This is a wonderful example of the incredibly beautiful ‘fiesta’ huipiles of Santa Maria de Jesús.

This huipil is in good used condition with some loose threads throughout the bodice as well as small hole on one side in the background fabric perhaps caused when the sleeve stitching was removed. This can be easily repaired and is not readily visible.

$25.00

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San Antonio Aguas CalientesSan Antonio Aguas Calientes

Exquisite huipil made in the town of San Antonio Aguas Calientes. This area is known for its incredibly detailed weaving that is frequently copied in other nearby towns. This beautiful huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders, and 22 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is diamond shaped, and each of the four sides measures 5”.

This spectacular huipil has the traditional rows of zigzag mountains, triangular patterns of the rivers, and many mayan stars. The bird and flower design at the shoulders is done in the very fine and detailed San Antonio weaving style where the pattern can be seen both inside and out. The weaving is incredibly fine, causing this huipil to be wonderfully soft to the touch. This is a perfect example of the classic San Antonio Aguas Calientes design in wonderful condition.

The colors are a full spectrum of green, blue, orange, red, yellow and much more. The design is woven on a burgundy woven cotton base.

This huipil is in very good used condition. There may be some slight wear in the form of a few loose threads.

$85.00

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AguacatanAguacatán

Exquisite satin design from the region of Aguacatán. This beautiful huipil is highly influenced by the Mexican style of huipil with a white background and lots of orange and red colors.  This huipil measures 33″ across the shoulders, 23″ from the neckline to the bottom edges. The neck opening is round and measures 6″ in diameter. The sides have been stitched closed to create armholes.

This white satin huipil is elegant with its hand-embroidered design around the collar and sleeves in brilliant colors of red, yellow, and orange accented with appliqué and machine stitching throughout the bodice and finished with a delicate lace trim around the bottom edge.

This unique huipil is in excellent used condition, with no signs of wear.

$85.00

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