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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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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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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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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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695 Corte Chichicastenango-0559Chichicastenango

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 26 1/2″ wide and 48″ 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 26 1/2″ by 96″ laid out flat.

This incredible 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. The corte has fantastic shades of purple, pink, salmon, and taupe. There is a hint 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 and a couple of slightly worn areas.  A spectacular work of art!

$56.00




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692 Corte Chichicastenango-0530Chichicastenango

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 28″ wide and 55″ 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 110″ laid out flat.

This incredible corte has elaborately detailed ikat woven stripes throughout that are done in colorful patterns of deer, corn plants, two-headed eagles and more! Look closely! There is very lovely hand embroidery where the seams are joined. The indigo blue stripes alternate with the ikat stripes on this medium weight fabric.

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 sign of wear.  There are a few tiny worn spots. A spectacular work of art!

$49.00




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682 Patzun small-0494Patzún

This sweet little huipil is from the area of Patzún. This very small huipil measures 23″ across the shoulders, and 14″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 5 1/4″ in diameter. Please note this huipil would be the size for a toddler or very small child.

This huipil is classic with burgundy stripes and has the traditional radiating design around the collar with feathers that is trademark of the Patzún region. The design is all hand embroidered in wonderful silky colors. The background fabric is super soft woven cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used condition with a few minor signs of wear. There is some minor wear at the neckline and some loose threads throughout. These small huipiles make wonderful wall hangings, especially in groups of two or three!

$26.00




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681 Chichicastenango-0592Chichicastenango

Striking 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 huipil measures 32″ across the shoulders, 26″ – 29″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded).  The front and back are not the same length. The neck opening is round and measures 5″ in diameter with an additional 2 1/4″ 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 very unique multicolored classic flower design throughout the body and shoulders. The colors are predominantly pinks and greens. The neckline is decorated with the radiating sun, traditional for the region. The background fabric is woven black cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used condition, with a few loose threads. There is slight wear in a few places in the design and some open/loose weaving along the lower edge. This is a beautiful textile!

$75.00




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661 Chichicastenango-0463Chichicastenango

Unique huipil from the Chichicastenango region. Traditional tapestry style with beautiful designs and incredible colors. Fantastic texture too! This is a very stunning  huipil from the Chichicastenango region of Guatemala, famous for having one of the largest markets in the country. This huipil measures 34″ across the shoulders, 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded).  The neck opening is round and measures 5″ in diameter with an additional 2 3/4″ snap-closed slit to aid in pulling over the head (note: slightly smaller fit over the 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 background fabric is woven black cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with perhaps a few loose threads. There is slight wear in a few places in the design. This is a beautiful textile!

$75.00




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638 Rebozo-0919Rebozo

Wonderfully woven daily-use rebozo or shawl. This heavy duty but striking rebozo measures 24″ wide and 64″long with an additional 6″ of fringe at each end. This rebozo would be worn over the shoulders, folded and placed on top of the head, or used to carry a baby.

This classic shawl is woven with the colorful stripes in many colors including the predominant purple, green, red, and yellow. The delicate fringe creates a very elegant touch to the ends.

Additional photos can be found here.

This shawl is in very good used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and some pulling of the weaving. Very lovely textile for display or use!

$56.00




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611 Tecpan-0414Tecpán

This striking huipil is from the area of Tecpán. This lovely huipil measures 33” across the shoulders, 26″ across the lower section (is altered to make it more narrow along the waist)and 22 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is diamond shaped and measures 5″ along each of the four sides. The sides have been sewn to create armholes, and trimmed inside to reduce bulk.

This huipil has the more modern style for Tecpán and is beautiful with its bright colors and hand weaving that features a row full of bouquets of flowers. The colors are shades of green, purple, black, and red. The background fabric is heavy woven white cotton. The thread is predominantly cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used condition with few signs of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and very slight discoloration of the white background. Some slight wear at the neckline where the panels join. The lower edges of the panels have a loose warp where the extra threads are woven back into the huipil. This is common in many styles of weaving.

$65.00


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602 Chichicastenango-0312Chichicastenango

Classic vintage huipil from the Chichicastenango region. Traditional tapestry style with geomorphic designs and incredible colors. 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 huipil measures 32 1/2″ across the shoulders, 24 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 5 1/4″ in diameter with an additional 2″ tie-closed slit to aid in pulling over the head (note: very tight fit over avg 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 Mayan geomorphic design throughout the body and shoulders. The background fabric is woven black cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition for its age, with perhaps some loose threads and some wear along the sleeve openings, collar, and along the lower edge. The stitching where the panels are joined are loose in a couple of places. The neck opening had a snap closure, but at some point one side of the snap was replaced with a string tie. This is a beautiful vintage textile!

$68.00




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565 Quetzaltenango-0256Quetzaltenango

Colorful huipil with beautiful weaving and striking embroidery! It is from the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala (Frequently referred to as Xela). This bright huipil measures 34 1/2″ across the shoulders, and 23″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6″ in diameter. The sides are stitched to create armholes.

This brightly colored huipil is accented with hand-guided, machine-done embroidery that features flowers around the neck. The woven background is done in a rainbow of colors. The background weaving features geomorphic figures of 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. This hand embroidered work takes much time to complete, adding to the beauty of this work of art.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in great used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and faint discoloration of the lower, white cotton section. There is some very minor wear around the collar. A wonderfully colorful textile for wear or display!

$68.00



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553 Zunil-1347Zunil

Bright and detailed embroidery on this textile! This striking huipil is from Zunil, in the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala. It measures 32 1/2″ across the shoulders, 26″ wide across the lower edge,  and 32″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures approximately 5 1/2″ in diameter (very tight to pull over adult head). The sides have been stitched to create arm holes.

This incredible huipil is woven with cotton/acrylic blended threads that is common for the Zunil region. It features lovely birds radiating from the neck opening in wonderful detail, with similar, accenting designs on the shoulder caps. The beautiful birds are done with free-hand machine embroidery that surround the collar and the sleeves. The neckline is trimmed in burgundy velvet. The background is pale dove grey with colorful stripes.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in excellent used condition, with few signs of wear, perhaps a few loose threads at the collar and sleeves and a couple of slight marks on the lower section. A lovely huipil with beautiful colors!

$65.00




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551 Rebozo Chajul-0139Chajul

Lovely perraje/rebozo or shawl from the region of Chajul. This beautiful perraje would be worn over the shoulders or folded and placed on top of the head for special occasions. This stunning textile measures 27″ in width and 51″ in length, not including the additional 3″ fringe on each end. It is made from two panels woven on a backstrap loom and joined with simple stitching down the middle.

This classic shawl is woven with the traditional stripes in various colors fully decorated with geomorphic animal figures that are commonly found in the huipiles of the area. The beautiful designs include roosters and two-headed eagles. Delicate fringe adorns both ends of this textile.

Additional photos can be found here.

This perraje is in great used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and some stretching of the weaving in a few areas along the sides. This is a very beautiful textile!

$80.00




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