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Todos Santos Cuchumatán

Cats, cats, and more cats! Classic older huipil with beautiful colors from the town of Todos Santos Cuchumatán. This daily use huipil measures 30″ across the shoulders, 28″ across the chest, and 23″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is scallop shaped and if measured round, measures approximately 5 1/4″ in diameter (very, very small for adult head-would possibly need altering to fit). The sides have been sewn to create armholes.

This lovely vintage huipil is striking with whimsical woven designs that feature cats throughout the bodice on both sides. The huipil is accented around the collar with purple velveteen and radiating lines of applique that is classic to the area. The sleeve openings are also trimmed with purple velveteen. The background fabric is red medium weight soft woven cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This vintage huipil is in very excellent used condition, with little sign of wear. There is a 3/4″ section of the teal trim around the collar that has worn away. That is the only visible sign of wear. A wonderful huipil!

$68.00




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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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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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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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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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837 Corte Chajul-3101Chajul

Wonderfully large and soft corte from the region of Chajul in Ixil Triangle in Guatemala. 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 corte measures 36″ wide and 66″ long (doubled). This corte has the opening at the 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 36″ by 132″ 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 is a wonderful and striking corte. This corte is absolutely beautiful with its deep red color and woven accent stripes. The fabric has almost a brushed feel to it.  This light to medium weight corte is super soft to the touch and drapes beautifully!

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides skirts, 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 perhaps a few loose threads and and a few small worn areas/tiny holes. A very lovely textile!

$48.00




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836 Patzun-2625Patzún

This flower filled vintage huipil is from the area of Patzún. This lovely huipil measures 30″ across the shoulders, 30″ across the chest, and 20″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6.25″ in diameter. The sides have been stitched to create arm holes.

This huipil is a rich deep burgundy color accented with light multi-colored stripes and has an exquisite flower garden around the collar that is trademark of the Patzún region. The flowers are all hand embroidered in wonderful shades of lavenders, yellows, and pinks. The background fabric is soft woven cotton. This huipil is soft to the touch and the stripes are left loose to create a lovely fringe.

Additional photos can be found here.

This vintage huipil is in good used condition with some wear around the collar and a few loose threads. A spectacular piece for wear or display!

$50.00




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782 San Lucas Toliman-2226San Lucas Tolimán

Elegant vintage woven huipil from the area of San Lucan Toliman. This beautiful classic huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders, 29.5″ across the chest, and 27.5″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). This includes the approximately 7″ of border on the lower edge. The neck opening is rectangular and measures a generous 5.5″ by 6″. The sides are stitched, creating armholes.

 This older huipil is very beautiful with a simple woven pattern throughout. The tiny geomorphic figures are woven into the background fabric. It has a variety of colors in the accent threads. The woven background is a super soft cotton with golden flax tones and stripes of purple and various other colors. There is an added lower edge of commercial fabric that can easily be removed if desired. It was added to allow this huipil to be tucked into the corte/skirt while wearing. This is a wonderful example of the classic style huipiles of the San Lucas Toliman region.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in excellent used condition, perhaps a few loose threads. Wonderfully soft and lightweight with fantastic and bright colors. This is a stunning vintage textile!

$71.00




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#758 Patzun-1976Patzún

This sweet flower and bird filled huipil is from the area of Patzún. This lovely huipil measures 32″ across the shoulders, 29″ across the chest*, and 20″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square and measures 6″ x 6″. *The sides have been taken in approximately 2″ – 3″ on each side, so if let out this huipil could be much wider in size.

This huipil is rich with deep purple and burgundy birds and flowers across the chest and back in a more modern style of huipil from the Patzun area. The embroidery is hand-guided machine done and features tiny accents of metallic thread in the center of each flower. The sleeves are accented with matching bird accents. The background fabric is super soft woven black cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used condition with a few minor signs of wear. There is some wear at the neckline and some loose threads throughout. There are creases along the sides where this huipil was previously folded and stitched to make narrower. This is a lovely huipil for wear or display!

$56.00




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753 Tecpan-1752Tecpán

This striking huipil is from the area of Tecpán and is full of flowers, fruit, and fish. This lovely huipil measures 30″ across the shoulders, 25.5″ across lower section*, and 26.5″ from shoulders to lower edge. The head opening is diamond shaped and measures 8″ x 8″ (generous). The sides have been sewn to create armholes. *The sides have been taken in and if let out, would add approximately 2″ to each side in the width.

This huipil has the more modern style for Tecpán and is beautiful with its bright colors and hand weaving that features flowers, fruits, birds, and fish. The colors are royal shades of pinks, blues and reds and yellows. The background fabric is heavy woven white cotton. The thread is predominantly cotton. There is an added extra panel of commercial fabric on the lower edge on one side in order to make the front and back similar in length.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in great used condition with few signs of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and slight discoloration of the white background at the lower edges. A stunning textile!

$84.00




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737 Patzicia-1469Patzicía

Beautiful huipil from the Patzicía area of Guatemala. This detailed huipil measures 32 1/2″ across the shoulders, and 20″ (back shorter than front) from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is circular (scalloped shaped) and measures 6” in diameter. The sides have been stitched closed to create armholes.

This huipil has the classic geomorphic shapes throughout the bodice that is the style of huipiles from Patzicía. The accents are in a rainbow of colors. They are woven on a super soft deep burgundy, striped cotton background fabric that is very popular in the Patzicía and Patzun areas. This super soft weaving is of a medium weight.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition. There is very slight wear around the collar and a few loose threads. Nothing to detract from this piece of art. A very striking huipil for wear display!

$52.00




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730 Quetzaltenango-1376Quetzaltenango

Very large, classic huipil with beautiful weaving and striking embroidered accents! It is from the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala (Frequently referred to as Xela). This bright huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders, and 34″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 5″ in diameter with an additional 1 3/4″ tie-closed slit to aid in pulling over the head. The sides are stitched to create armholes.

This brightly colored huipil is accented around the collar with hand-guided, machine-done embroidery that features pink and red flowers. The woven background is done in a rainbow of colors. The weaving features geomorphic figures of birds, corn plants, zigzag rivers, and mayan stars. Where the panels join in this three panel huipil, there is a colorful ‘randa’ of hand sewn seams. The background fabric is a crisp woven white cotton. The neck and sleeve openings are trimmed in a soft velveteen. This is a soft but very heavy huipil!

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in great used condition, with little sign of wear, a few loose threads and slight wear in the design in a couple of places on the chest, and a faint stain in the lower, white cotton section. A wonderfully colorful textile for wear or display!

$98.00




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721 San Juan Sacatepequez-1282San Juan Sacatepéquez

Spectacular larger huipil! This like new huipil is from the town of San Juan Sacatepéquez. This lovely huipil measures 33” across the shoulders, and 24″  from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is rectangular and a very generous 8″ along each of the four sides.

This huipil is beautiful with its deep, crisp colors of burgundy, royal blue, and gold/yellow that features the traditional animal motifs found in the huipiles of San Juan Sacatepéquez, including the feathered serpent. The colors of the figures are yellow, royal blue, and green. The center seam where the two panels join is accented with beautiful hand-embroidered flowers that are stunning on this thick and rich textile. The sleeve openings are accented with the same beautiful embroidered flowers and are trimmed in black crochet.

Additional photos can be found here.

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

$96.00




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718 Chajul-1084Chajul

Unique huipil from Chajul in a bright teal color! This different huipil measures 30″ across the shoulders, 25 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges. The neck opening is circular and measures 5 3/4″ in diameter (very small opening ~ does not fit over average adult head). The sides have been stitched closed to create armholes.

This lovely huipil is decorated with traditional geomorphic animal figures woven on an aqua blue woven background. The design is woven and embroidered with a multicolored purple yarn. The design is classic for the town of Chajul with figures of across across the bodice on both sides. The shoulders  and sleeves are accented with a coordinating geomorphic design that includes a radiating sun around the collar. The background fabric is medium weight woven cotton blend.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in excellent used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A spectacular piece of art that can either be worn or displayed!

$56.00




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713 Nebaj-1039Nebaj

Very beautiful woven and embroidered early style huipil from the village of Nebaj. This spectacular huipil measures 37″ across the shoulders, and 20″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures approximately 6″ in diameter (comfortable fit over avg adult head). The sides have been stitched to create arm holes.

This huipil features elaborate machine embroidery of a crane type bird amongst leaves that is representative for the area of Nebaj. The sleeves are also machine embroidered with a lovely pair of birds over each shoulder. This older style huipil is not often seen. The very soft and drapey background fabric is a unique color scheme of the Nebaj region with stripes of aqua-blue, purple, black, and yellow.

Additional photos can be found here.

This vintage huipil is in excellent used condition with very little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A spectacular and very elegant piece, perfect for display or wear!

$120.00




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#710 Chichicastenango-0936Chichicastenango

 Large and like new huipil from the Chichicastenango region. Traditional tapestry style with beautiful flower design. Fantastic texture and color! This is a very stunning  huipil from the Chichicastenango region of Guatemala, famous for having one of the largest markets in the country. This large huipil measures 38″ across the shoulders, 27″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded).  The neck opening is round and measures 5″ in diameter (this is a very tiny fit for someone with a small head). The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

This three panel huipil is striking with elaborate weaving that features a very unique multicolored classic flower design throughout the body and shoulders. The neckline is decorated with the radiating sun, traditional for the region. The background fabric is woven black cotton. Because this huipil is in like-new condition, the neckline has not be opened to add a snap or tie-close extension. It would most likely need to be opened slightly to fit over an adult head.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in excellent condition with no sign of wear. This is a beautiful textile!

$95.00




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708 San Lucas Toliman-0912San Lucas Tolimán

Elegant vintage woven huipil from the area of San Lucan Toliman. This beautiful classic huipil measures 32″ across the shoulders, and 21 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square and measures approximately 6″ by 6″. The sides are stitched, creating armholes.

 This older huipil is very beautiful with a simple woven pattern throughout. The tiny geomorphic figures are woven into the background fabric. It has a variety of colors in the accent threads. The woven background is a super soft cotton with golden flax tones and stripes of purple and various other colors. This is a wonderful example of the classic style huipiles of the San Lucas Toliman region.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in excellent used condition, perhaps a few loose threads. Wonderfully soft and lightweight. This is a stunning vintage textile!

$65.00




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707 Tecpan-0893Tecpán

This striking huipil is from the area of Tecpán. This lovely huipil measures 29” across the shoulders, and 23″ – 28″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The front and back differ in length. The neck opening is circular and measures approximately 6″ in diameter. The sides have been sewn to create armholes.

This huipil has beautiful tapestry-style weaving that features flowers in rows throughout the textile. The flowers are shades of blues and purples. There is black lace trim accenting the collar and sweet machine embroidered flowers running down from the neckline on both sides. The background fabric is heavier woven cotton blend.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used condition with few signs of wear, some slight wear, a few loose threads and some opening of the weaving along the bottom where the weft was woven back in. There is some very faint discoloration of the lower section. A stunning textile!

$58.00



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706 San Lucas Toliman-0903San Lucas Tolimán

Super elegant woven huipil from the area of San Lucan Toliman. This beautiful classic huipil measures 30″ across the shoulders, and 26″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures a generous 6 3/4″ in diameter. The sides have had the stitching removed, but can easily be stitched to create armholes. There is a small tack of thread at each of the sleeve openings.

 This huipil is very beautiful with a simple woven pattern throughout. There are rows of delicate horizontal stripes accented with metallic thread. The beautiful flower embroidery on the front and back are hand-guided machine done. The collar and sleeve openings are trimmed with teal crochet accent. The woven background is light blue with purple and teal stripes in a soft acrylic blend thread. There is quite a bit of accent with metallic thread throughout the huipil. The weight and softness of the textile makes it drape beautifully.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in excellent used condition, perhaps a few loose threads. This is a stunning textile!

$70.00




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699 Corte Chichicastenango-0548Chichicastenango

Lovely 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 28″ wide and 58″ 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 28″ by 116″ laid out flat.

This corte has elaborately detailed ikat woven stripes throughout that are done in colorful patterns with a cotton blend thread. Look closely! There is very lovely hand embroidery where the seams are joined. The embroidery features wonderful colors and designs. This corte is made of cotton blend 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 fair used condition, with sign of wear, such as a few loose threads and several areas where the fabric has worn thin.

$25.00




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