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Morral

Classic vintage morral or heavy duty tote bag in wonderfully brilliant colors. This morral measures 14″ wide across the opening, 12 1/2″ from the opening to the bottom of the bag, and the shoulder strap measures approximately 40″, but is adjustable by tying it at various lengths.

This vibrant daily use vintage bag is the style that are carried generally by men. It is made of thick fibers woven to create a useful and sturdy bag to carry a variety of items. It has wonderful colors of blues and golds with various other colors throughout.

Additional photos can be found here.

This vintage morral is in good used condition. The bag has been cleaned and retains its bright colors, but there is some minor staining along the bottom edge. This bag has been used and loved! A fantastic vintage decorative item or great heavy duty tote bag.

$35




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Tamahú

Striking vintage huipil full of geomorphic figures! This slightly smaller huipil is from the town of Tamahú in the region of Alta Verapaz. This older huipil measures 24” across the shoulders, and 15″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is diamond shaped and measures 4 1/2” along each of the four sides. The stitching along the sides has been removed to allow this huipil to open fully.

This three panel, all cotton huipil is full of rows of figures including mayan stars, diamonds, and birds. The background is panels of red and white woven cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in fair used condition, with sign of wear in the form of some loose threads, overall wear, and some slight staining. A great vintage textile!

$28.00




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Faja

Unique hand-woven and hand-embroidered faja (belt). Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) or men’s pants in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 96″ long, with an additional 6+″ of tassel each end. It measures 3 1/2” wide. The stitched design runs approximately 40” of the total length.

This rustic and thicker faja is woven with a slate grey background color and a yellow stripe that runs the full length. It is accented with simple, hand embroidered designs in a variety of colors

Additional photos can be found here.

This faja is in very good condition with some wear in the form of some tangles on the tassels. A stunning piece for wear or display!

$31.00




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Santa Maria de Jesús

Stunning, much older tzute from the town of Santa Maria de Jesús. This is a lovely detailed tzute that measures 40″ wide and 41″ long. Tzutes are generally used by both men and woman in a variety of manners. They are used for many tasks including carrying items, covering the shoulders when cold, and folding and placing on the head to keep the sun off or when entering a church.

This vintage tzute is beautiful with its bright colors and hand weaving that feature the traditional animal motifs of Santa Maria de Jesús in a variety of colors. The thread used to weave this tzute are mostly cotton and cotton blends. Where the two lienzos join, it has a decorative hand stitching that runs the full length of the tzute, creating the illusion of one large square cloth. The upper and lower edges have hand sewn blanket stitch. The background fabric is woven red cotton with blue, green, and purple stripes.

Additional photos can be found here.

This tzute is in good used condition for its vintage age, with a few small areas where the fabric has worn thin and a couple of very faint stains. This is an exquisite textile!

$98.00




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Chichicastenango

Amazing corte or skirt from the Chichicastenango. This is a woven corte, or mayan skirt 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 elegant corte measures 40″ wide and 52″ long (doubled). This corte has the opening at the long sides as shown in the picture of the corte hanging. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 40″ by 104″ laid out flat.

This incredible corte has ikat woven stripes throughout that are highlighted by purple and pink metallic thread stripes. There is very lovely hand embroidery where the seams are joined. The embroidery features various shades of purples. The corte is woven in a rich navy blue cotton. There is use of metallic thread throughout the textile.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides just for wearing, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in very good used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads.  A spectacular work of art!

$53.00




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Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in a rich cranberry red color with lovely ikat design! 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, folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt).

This lovely corte measures 34″ wide and 72″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together to make a tube for wearing. This corte has the opening at the long sides as shown in the picture of the corte hanging. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 34″ by 144″ laid out flat, 4 yards of fabric! Note that the corte has been extended by adding an extra strip along the end. Some taller women prefer a longer skirt than the looms provide. This is common.

This corte is beautiful with its ikat design throughout. There are hidden figures of corn plants, little people, and birds woven into the ikat design. This medium weight corte is woven on a foot loom of soft cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides just for wearing, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in good used condition, with little to no sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A lovely textile!

$43.00





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897-santa-maria-de-jesus-4943Faja

Unique hand-woven faja (belt) made in the town of Santa Maria de Jesús in a design style of San Antonio Aguas Calientes. Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 86″ long, with an additional 6″ of tassel on each end. It measures 2 3/8” wide. The woven flower and bird design runs approximately 37” of the total length.

This faja is woven with a brown background color with royal blue stripes along each edge and is accented with a fully hand woven design of flowers and birds on a mixed in with green leaves.

Additional photos can be found here.

This faja is in very good used condition with a few loose threads and wear on the tassels. A lovely vintage item!

$28.00




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894 Faja-4950Santa Maria de Jesús

Lovely colorful 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 2.25″ wide, 85″ long, with an additional 4″ – 7″ of fringe on each end. The stitched bird design runs approximately 35” of the total length.

This faja is woven on a golden yellow background with a tiny black stripe running along each edge. There are eye catching colorful birds done with  free-hand machine embroidery. Each of these sweet birds is unique in color and design.

Additional photos can be found here.

This faja is in good condition with some slight wear and a few loose threads in the design and some tangles in the tassels. A beautiful textile piece!

$31.00




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893 Faja-4959Faja

Unique hand-woven and hand-embroidered faja (belt). Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 86″ long, with an additional 4.5″ of tassel each end. It measures 1.5” wide. The stitched flower design runs approximately 36” of the total length.

This faja is woven with a white background color and a purple stripe that runs along both edges. It is accented with a fully hand embroidered design. The flowers are a complimenting spectrum of colors and have been meticulously hand sewn.

Additional photos can be found here.

This faja is in good condition with some wear in the form of a loose threads on several of the flowers. There is a very faint small stain of the reverse side of the faja. A stunning piece for wear or display!

$27.00




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890 Chichicastenango-4986Chichicastenango

Very unique men’s tzute head covering/wrap from the Chichicastenango region. Traditional tapestry style with beautiful designs and incredible colors. Fantastic texture too! This is a very beautiful men’s lienzo tzute/head wrap from the Chichicastenango region of Guatemala, famous for having one of the largest markets in the country. This lovely handwoven piece measures 10.5″ wide by 51″ in length. The design in the center is 20″ in length.

This single panel tzute is striking with elaborate weaving that features a lovely multicolored classic flower design in the center on a black and white checked background design.

Additional photos can be found here.

Lovely photo of this style tzute in use here.

This tzute is in excellent condition with no sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A spectacular textile!

$250.00




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888 Chajul rebozo-5005Chajul

Beautifully elegant tzute or utility cloth/shawl made in the town of Chajul. Tzutes are generally used by both men and woman in a variety of manners. They are used for many tasks including carrying items, covering the shoulders when cold, and folding a placing on the head to keep the sun off or when entering church.  This tzute measures 27″ by 57″ with an additional 3.5″ of fringe at each end.

This tzute is woven in the classic burgundy rich, multi-colored striped threads with fantastic geomorphic animals incorporated throughout and delicate soft tassels on each end. The tzute is made on a single woven panel. It is thick, heavy, soft and rich to the touch! This would make a spectacular shawl!

Additional photos can be found here.

This tzute is in excellent used condition with little wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A stunning textile for display or use!

$105.00




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880 San Juan la Laguna-4285San Juan la Laguna

BRAND NEW! This is a very unique item for Ixchel Textiles! We generally do not purchase any new textiles but due to the extreme difficulty in finding huipiles from this area we went directly to a weaving cooperative in San Juan la Laguna to find this special huipil. This is one of two that we brought back from the trip.

Striking huipil from San Juan la Laguna. The collar is accented with the classic design circling the neck opening that is representative in huipiles from the area. This two lienzo huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders, 30″ across the chest, and 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is more or less square and measures approximately 5.25″ x 6.25. The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

The accent around the collar is a rainbow of colors hand embroidered in soft acrylic thread that extends to the little squares below the neckline circle. The background fabric is a crisp woven cotton blend in red with wonderful white stripes.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is brand new and has not been worn (except for photos).  This is a great opportunity to purchase a brand new huipil! A spectacular textile for display or wear!




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878 Chichicastenango-4240Chichicastenango

Stunning huipil from the Chichicastenango region. Traditional tapestry style with beautiful designs and incredible colors. Fantastic texture too! This is a very beautiful huipil from the Chichicastenango region of Guatemala, famous for having one of the largest markets in the country. This huipil measures 30.5″ across the shoulders, 30″ across the chest, 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded).  The smaller neck opening is round and measures 5″ in diameter with an additional 2.5″ snap-closed slit to aid in pulling over the head. The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

This three panel huipil is striking with elaborate weaving that features a lovely multicolored classic flower design throughout the body and shoulders in colors of pinks and oranges with green leaves on a grey background design. The neckline is decorated with the design of a radiating sun, traditional for the region. The background fabric is woven black cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in excellent used condition, with perhaps a few loose threads and little sign of wear. This is a stunning textile for wear or display!

$82.00




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871 Corte-2917Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in lovely pink and green stripes with lovely ikat design! 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, folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt).

This corte measures 34.5″ wide and 75″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together to make a tube for wearing. This corte has the opening at the long sides as shown in the picture of the corte hanging. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 34.5″ by 150″ laid out flat. This corte is beautiful with its soft pastel colors and detailed ikat design.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides just for wearing, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in good used condition, with a little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and a few slightly worn areas. A lovely textile!

$22.00




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869 Corte-2950Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in lovely brown and taupe colors with lovely ikat design! 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, folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt).

This lighter weight corte measures 32″ wide and 71″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together to make a tube for wearing. This corte has the opening at the long sides as shown in the picture of the corte hanging. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 32″ by 142″ laid out flat. This corte is beautiful with its brown colors and tiny ikat design. There is much use of metallic accent thread as well as acrylic threads.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides just for wearing, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in good used condition, with a little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and a few tiny worn areas. A lovely textile!

$18.00




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868 Corte-2988Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in soft colors with lovely ikat design! 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, folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt). This awesome ikat corte measures 32″ wide and 108″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together to make a tube.

This corte is beautiful with its lilac, purple, green, and pink stripes with a grey ikat design. The ikat pattern is full of lovely small designs.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides just for wearing, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in very good used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A lovely textile!

$29.00




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866 Corte-2993Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in beautiful purple and gold colors with lovely ikat design! 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, folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt).

This like new and heavier corte measures 39″ wide and 70″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together to make a tube for wearing. This corte has the opening at the long sides as shown in the picture of the corte hanging. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 39″ by 140″ laid out flat. Note that the corte has been extended by adding an extra strip along the end. Some taller women prefer a longer skirt than the looms provide. This is common.

This corte is beautiful with its purple and gold colors and ikat design throughout. There are accent stripes of gold metallic thread. This medium weight corte is woven on a foot loom of crisp cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides just for wearing, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in like new used condition, with little to no sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A lovely textile!

$35.00




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864 Corte-2926Corte

Lovely corte/skirt . 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 colorful measures 59″ long and 35″ wide from side to side as shown in the photo. Cortes are sewn together to make a tube. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 35″ by 118″ laid out flat. The design is ikat of black and grey with stripes of deep purple and green. This corte is accented with beautiful free-hand machine embroidered flowers along one side.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc.

Additional photos can be found here.

This corte is in very good used condition, with a few signs of wear, perhaps a few loose threads.

$36.00




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863 Corte-2895Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in beautiful blue colors with lovely ikat design! 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, folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt).

This like new and heavier corte measures 43″ wide and 76″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together to make a tube for wearing. This corte has the opening at the long sides as shown in the picture of the corte hanging. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 43″ by 152″ laid out flat, more than 4 yards of fabric! Note that the corte has been extended by adding an extra strip along the end. Some taller women prefer a longer skirt than the looms provide. This is common.

This corte is beautiful with its blue colors and ikat design that is accented with rows of hearts and butterflies made by the ikat pattern. This medium weight corte is woven on a foot loom of crisp cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides just for wearing, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in like new used condition, with little to no sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A lovely textile!

$35.00




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861 Corte-2867Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, with lovely ikat design! 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, folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt).

This awesome ikat corte measures 34″ wide and 86″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together to make a tube. This corte has the opening at the long sides as shown in the picture of the corte hanging. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 34″ by 172″ laid out flat.

This corte is beautiful with its very tiny ikat design accented with narrow stripes of rich purples and greens. The ikat pattern is full of lovely small designs.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides just for wearing, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in very good used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A lovely textile!

$22.00




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