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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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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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688 Corte-0502Nahualá

Stunning hand embroidered and woven corte, or mayan skirt,  from the Nahualá region of 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 40″ wide and 46″ 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 92″ laid out flat.

This corte is simple and elegant with copper colored stripes in metallic accented thread on a dark navy-colored woven cotton background. The randa, or area joining the fabric, is hand embroidery in complimentary copper colored thread. This corte fabric has a crisp feel to it that would be wonderful for use as home decor fabric in addition to being worn.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways, 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 excellent used condition, with perhaps a few loose threads.

$35.00




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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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580 Tzute Nebaj-0240Nebaj

Elegant tzute or utility cloth made in the town of Nebaj. Tzutes are generally used by both men and woman in a variety of manners. Tzutes 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 26″ by 35″ with 6 1/2″ of fringe at each end.

This tzute is woven in the classic green with purple, burgundy and white striped threads with fantastic geomorphic figures and people throughout and delicate soft tassels on each end. This tzute tells a wonderful story with figures of men, birds, corn plants, horses and others on a single woven panel.

Additional photos can be found here.

This tzute is in great used condition with very little sign of wear. This would make a stunning shawl, table cover or wall accent. A very lovely textile!

$92.00




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566 Aguacatan-0226Aguacatán

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 30 1/2″ across the shoulders, 25 1/2″ across the lower edge (tapers), 20 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges. The neck opening is round and measures 5 1/2″ in diameter (slightly tight to pull over adult head). The sides have been stitched closed to create armholes.

This white satin huipil is elegant with its stunningly embroidered design around the collar and sleeves in brilliant colors of red, yellow, and orange. The embroidery features sweet little strawberries around the collar and lovely flowers capping the sleeves. The collar and sleeves are trimmed in red velvet/velveteen. This huipil is accented with appliqué and machine stitching throughout the bodice and finished with a delicate lace trim around the bottom edge.

Additional photos can be found here.

This unique huipil is in very good used condition, with a few loose threads. There is some minor wear at the sleeves and collar due to the delicate nature of the material used in the huipiles of Aguacatán.

$71.00




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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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560 Rebozo Nebaj-1390Nebaj

Beautiful perraje/rebozo or shawl from the village of Nebaj. This very elegant perraje would be worn over the shoulders or folded and placed on top of the head. This lovely textile measures 20″ in width and 41″ in length, not including the additional 4″ 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 Nebaj shawl is woven with the traditional stripes in many colors including the predominant green, black, and cranberry. The delicate fringe creates a very elegant touch to the ends. The decorative weaving of geomorphic animal figures is representative for the area of Nebaj. This shawl is very striking and elegant.

Additional photos can be found here.

This perraje is in excellent 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!

$105.00




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558 Todos Santos-1466Todos Santos Cuchumatán

Unique and elegant ‘fusion’ huipil with beautiful colors from the town of Todos Santos Cuchumatán. This lovely huipil measures 27″ across the shoulders and 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is scalloped shaped and measures 4 1/2″ by 6″ (tight fit for avg head size). The sides have been sewn to create armholes.

This daily use vintage huipil is striking with a design that incorporates the bodice section of a huipil from the San Lucas Tolimán area around Lake Atitlán with its small squares of geomorphic figures woven throughout the bodice. Women have begun to admire designs found in different regions and incorporate them into their local styles. The collar and sleeve openings are trimmed with a purple velvet accent. The background fabric is woven striped cotton blend.

Additional photos can be found here.

This vintage huipil is in very good used condition. There are a few loose threads and some slight wear of the velvet trim on the collar and sleeve openings. A wonderfully striking huipil!

$42.00



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557 Aguacatan-1450Aguacatán

Exquisite satiny 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 27 1/2″ across the shoulders, 19 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges. The neck opening is round and measures 5″ in diameter (very snug fit over avg head size). The sides have been stitched closed to create armholes.

This white satin huipil is elegant with its stunning hand-embroidered design around the collar in brilliant rainbow of colors.The fabric is a commercial satiny fabric that is wonderfully soft to the touch. The bodice is accented with appliqué and machine stitching throughout and finished with a delicate lace trim around the bottom edge.

Additional photos can be found here.

This unique huipil is in good used condition, with a few loose threads and the appliqué is loose in a few places. There is some minor wear on the top of the sleeves (a couple of very tiny holes) due to the delicate nature of the material used in the huipiles of Aguacatán.

$69.00



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