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495 Morral Todos Santos-0260Todos Santos Cuchumatán

Classic vintage morral or fiber bag from the town of Todos Santos Cuchumatán. This morral measures 14″ across the opening, 14 1/2″ from the opening to the bottom of the bag, and the shoulder strap measures approximately 37″, but is adjustable by tying it at various lengths.

This daily use vintage bag is the style that are carried by most all men in the pueblo. 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 blue, pink, purple, yellow, and green.

Additional photos can be found here.

This vintage morral is in fair used condition. The bag has been cleaned, but there are small black stains throughout the white stripes and both corners at the bottom have been worn, creating tiny holes. This bag has been well loved and well used! A fantastic vintage decorative item or heavy duty bag.

$15.00

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$8.00




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491 Corte Aguacatan-0164Aguacatán

Elegant corte/skirt from the Aguacatán. This 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 34 1/2″ wide and 50″ 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 34 1/2″ by 100″ laid out flat.

This corte is very striking with its woven stripes throughout that are done in beautiful colors! This fabric is soft, thick, and heavy. So wonderful to the touch.

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 except a loose stitching in a short section of hem and a small (1″ x 1/2″) hole along one edge. Very stunning textile!

$35.00




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482 Tzute San Mateo Ixtatan-0105San Mateo Ixtatán

Striking design tzute or utility cloth from the very remote town of San Mateo Ixtatán in the Guatemalan department of Huehuetenango. This beautiful tzute has many uses, from carrying items to wearing folded on the head. This tzute measures 36″ wide and 50″ long.

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

Additional photos can be found here.

This tzute is in very excellent used condition, with few signs of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and very slight discoloration around the muslin edges (mainly due to storage). A very spectacular textile not often seen offered for sale!

$175.00




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473 Chichicastenango-1400Chichicastenango

Classic Vintage Huipil from Chichicastenango! Traditional tapestry style with beautiful geometric design. Fantastic texture and color! Very stunning  huipil from the Chichicastenango region of Guatemala, famous for having one of the largest markets in the country. This huipil measures 29″ across the shoulders, 24 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 5″ in diameter, with slits of 1 1/2″. The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

This three panel huipil is striking with elaborate embroidery that features multi-colored classic mayan diamond figures throughout the body and shoulders in orange, red, blue, purple, grey and many more colors. The neckline is decorated with the radiating sun accented with black velveteen.  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. There is some wear of the velveteen trim at the collar on the inside edge as well as on the sleeve openings. This is very common, as the velveteen is usually the first part to wear on huipiles.

$55.00




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470 Rebozo-0677Nebaj

This spectacular vintage perraje/rebozo or shawl is from the town of Nebaj. This very elegant perraje would be worn over the shoulders or folded and placed on top of the head for special occasions. This stunning textile measures 19 1/2″ in width and 46″ in length, not including the additional 5″ fringe on each end.

This beautiful vintage shawl is woven with the traditional thin stripes in various colors alternating with brown stripes. The delicate flower design is hand embroidered throughout the piece satiny soft cotton threads.

Additional photos can be found here.

This perraje is in excellent used condition, particularly for its age, with almost no sign of wear except for a couple of loose threads.

$120.00




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463 Todos Santos Cuchumatán-0548Todos Santos Cuchumatán

Classic elegant huipil with beautiful deep colors from the town of Todos Santos Cuchumatán. This lovely huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders and 21 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is diamond shaped and measures 3″ along each of the four sides, with an additional 1 1/2″ tie-closed slit along each side. The sides have been sewn to create armholes.

This daily use vintage huipil is lovely with a simple and delicate woven design of tiny diamonds throughout the bodice on both sides. This style of weaving leaves the loose ends on the inside, creating a shaggy lining that aids in warmth in the high mountain area. The huipil is accented around the collar with radiating lines of applique that is classic to the area. The sleeve openings are trimmed with a teal velveteen applique. The collar has the same burgundy velveteen trim. The background fabric is black woven cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This vintage huipil is in very good used condition. There are a few loose threads and a small amount of wear on the collar ties. A wonderfully striking huipil!

$40.00




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461 Todos Santos Cuchumatán-0559Todos Santos Cuchumatán

Classic elegant huipil with beautiful colors from the town of Todos Santos Cuchumatán. This lovely huipil measures 34″ across the shoulders and 26 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is diamond shaped and measures 4″ along each of the four sides. The sides have been sewn to create armholes.

This daily use vintage huipil is striking with delicate woven designs that feature mayan stars, flowers and zigzag rivers throughout the bodice on both sides. This style of weaving leaves the loose ends on the inside, creating a shaggy lining that aids in warmth in the high mountain area. The huipil is accented around the collar with radiating lines of applique that is classic to the area. The sleeve openings are trimmed with a burgundy cotton with metallic applique on top. The collar has the same burgundy cotton accent. The background fabric is grey/black cotton with wine colored stripes.

Additional photos can be found here.

This vintage huipil is in very good used condition. There are a few loose threads and one of the collar flower appliques is slightly loose. A wonderfully striking huipil!

$42.00




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457 Todos Santos Cuchumatán-0525Todos Santos Cuchumatán

Classic vintage huipil with wonderful colors from the town of Todos Santos Cuchumatán. This lovely huipil measures 29″ across the shoulders and 23″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square and measures 2 1/2″ by 4″ with additional tie-closed 2 1/4″ slits on each side of the opening. The sides have been sewn to create armholes.

This daily use vintage huipil is striking with delicate woven designs that feature mayan stars, flowers and zigzag rivers throughout the bodice on both sides. This style of weaving leaves the loose ends on the inside, creating a shaggy lining that aids in warmth in the high mountain area. The huipil is accented around the collar with triangles of applique that is classic to the area. The sleeve openings are trimmed with a purple cotton accent. The background fabric is a rich turquoise colored cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This vintage huipil is in very good used condition. There are a few loose threads and some very slight fraying at the sides of the neck opening. There is a tiny cut through part of the fabric at the bottom on one side. A wonderfully detailed huipil!

$34.00

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$20.00




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453 Zacualpa-0377Zacualpa

 Very striking huipil with beautiful weaving and design! It is from Zacualpa in the El Quiché region of Guatemala. This elegant huipil measures 30″ across the shoulders, and 28″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is an opening between the panels in both front and back and measures 9 1/2″ in length. The sides have been sewn to create armholes.

This huipil is striking with woven designs that feature zigzag rivers over the shoulders on both sides. The shoulder area is woven with super soft artiseda threads that have a luster and create a lovely sea of blue along the top of this garment.  The background is a soft red cotton blend with small accent stripes in a seafoam green.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition for its age, with a few sign of wear. There are a few loose threads and slight fading in the blue section. This is a very striking textile and would be a lovely piece to wear or display!

$48.00

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$30.00

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439 Joyabaj-0233Joyabaj

Unique blouse style huipil from the town of Joyabaj. This smaller modern huipil had previously had the sides taken in so that it more resembled a blouse. The stitching was removed and it now lays out flat. This huipil measures 32″ from sleeve tip to sleeve tip and 19″ from the shoulder to the bottom edge. The neck opening is round and measures 6″ in diameter.

This modern style huipil is machine embroidered with the traditional Joyabaj circular design that radiates from the collar in a spectrum of colors. The round circles are accented with a tiny amount of silver thread. The caps on the sleeves have the same circular decoration. There is a lovely pair of quetzales on each shoulder and a darling bird amongst flowers in the middle of the huipil on each side. The background fabric is a brown woven cotton blend with tiny stripes of burgundy and green.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used condition. Perhaps a few loose threads and some fading of the bodice (this fading is not nearly as dramatic as seen in the photos).

$18.00

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$11.00


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414 Corte Santiago Chimaltenango-0093Santiago Chimaltenango

Striking vintage woven corte from the area of Santiago Chimaltenango in the department of Huehuetenango. This 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 34″ wide and 42″ 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 34″ by 84″ laid out flat.

 This corte is beautiful with its simple design and pale peach and teal stripes that compliment the huipiles from the Santiago Chimaltenango region. The designs are done in a wonderful variety of colors on the black background fabric. This is an older piece, with more muted colors and less elaborate patterns. The corte is made of a cotton blend with cotton woven accents. 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 vintage corte is in good used condition, with little sign of wear. There is some fading of the black background, mostly on the edges and and the underside of the fabric, as the women generally hang the clothes to dry in the sun with the reverse side out to prevent excessive fading.

$42.00

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$25.00




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San Raimundo 391-0850San Raimundo

Very unique and hard to find vintage huipil in excellent condition! This huipil is from the area of San Raimundo. This is a very unique vintage style huipil full of color.  This lovely huipil measures 34” across the shoulders, and 24 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is rectangular and measures 4 1/2” x 5 3/4″. The sides are not stitched closed, so this huipil can be opened fully for display or easily stitched closed for wear.

This huipil is beautiful with its deep rainbow of colors on a deep burgundy red cotton background. Generally, huipiles of this area are woven on a multicolor background with much use of yellows. This vintage hupil is unique due to its restricted color palate. The design features the traditional animal motifs found in the huipiles of this region, including birds, cats and deer throughout the bodice. The figures are much more noticeable than the tradition style huipiles of the area due to the solid color background. There is much use of wool thread in this huipil. The background is medium to heavy weight cotton. The collar is trimmed in black velvet with a gold cord accent.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in excellent used condition, with very little sign of wear. There are perhaps a few loose threads. There are faint creases in the fabric where the huipil was gathered and sewn to make it smaller, but has since been opened to its full size. These are easily ironed out. Beautiful and unique vintage work of art!

$75.00

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$45.00




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Camisa Nahualá 388-0831Nahualá

Darling young boys’ camisa shirt from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. This deep red camisa measures 19 1/2″ across the shoulders from tip to tip, not including the 11″ length of each sleeve. The length from shoulder to bottom edge is 23 1/2″. The head opening is a generous hemmed slit down the front with a decorative collar. This camisa has been constructed to allow expansion in both the bodice and the length and width of the sleeves with some basic stitching. It appears to be able to be expanded approximately 6″ across the chest and 3″ on each of the sleeve lengths and 1 1/2″ on the diameter of each sleeve.

This camisa is woven in a soft red cotton blend and trimmed with classic geomorphic diamond patterns that are traditional in the area of Nahualá. The accent patterns are mainly yellow with pink, green, purple, and a variety of other colors woven in predominantly acrylic threads. The background fabric is deep red with stripes of white, green, yellow, blue, and orange.

Additional photos can be found here.

This camisa is in excellent condition; almost like new. There is slight fuzzing of the threads on the collar area, more than likely due to storage. A great chance to have a wonderful boys’ camisa. Perfect for display or wear!

$45.00

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$25.00




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San Juan la Laguna

Striking huipil from San Juan la Laguna. The collar is accented with the classic ‘sun’ design circling the neck opening that is most often seen in huipiles from Chichicastenango. This two lienzo huipil measures 34″ across the shoulders, and 17 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures approximately 5 1/2″ in diameter (small). The background fabric is a super soft deep burgundy-red woven cotton.

The accent around the collar is also red with a light cream color trim. This is also the same color scheme used down the center on both sides to join the panels. The background fabric is woven super fine and is buttery soft to the touch.

Additional photos can be found here.

This is a very lovely huipil from San Juan la Laguna. It is in excellent condition with very little sign of wear.

$55.00

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$30.00




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Coban

Darling, all hand embroidered child’s huipil in the style of the area of Coban. This huipil measures 27 1/2″ across the shoulders, 17 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 4 1/2″ in diameter.

This sweet huipil is fully hand embroidered on a cotton blend commercial material. The design around the collar and on the sleeves includes beautiful flowers and birds, with a basket in the center of the design. The colors are reds, purples, blues, and yellows. The background fabric is light blue in color. The sleeves and collar are trimmed with a black crochet accent.

This huipil is in very good condition, with a few minor signs of wear. The bodice has creases in the fabric where the huipil was gathered and sewn to make it smaller, and there is some slight discoloration in the background fabric and a few remaining marker lines left from the drawing of the pattern.

$27.00

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$15.00



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