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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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826 Chichicastenango-2795Chichicastenango

Classic small vintage huipil from Chichicastenango! Traditional tapestry style with beautiful colors. Lovely little woven huipil from the Chichicastenango region of Guatemala, famous for having one of the largest markets in the country. This darling huipil measures 23.5″ across the shoulders, 23″ across the chest, and 21.5″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 4.5″ in diameter with an additional 1.5″ snap-closed slit to aid in pulling over the head.

This three panel huipil is full of detailed weaving that features multi-colored geomorphic designs. The neckline is decorated with the radiating sun, traditional for the region. The background fabric is medium/heavy-weight black cotton. There in an added panel of commercial fabric along the lower edge to extend the length and even out the panels. It measures approximately 6″.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used condition some sign of wear. There are a few loose threads, some wear on the snap and neck opening and a smaller stain.  This is a very lovely piece!

$34.00




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824 Corte-3112Corte

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 simple yet elegant corte measures 30″ wide and 66″ long (laid flat). Cortes are 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 30″ by 132″ laid out flat.

This corte is beautiful with its lilac, purple, green, and pink stripes with a grey ikat design. This heavier corte has a crisp feel.

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 small area at the seam that the stitching has come undone. A lovely textile!

$26.00




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823 Corte Chajul-3121Chajul

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 38″ wide and 74″ 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 37″ by 148″ 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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819 San Ildefonso Ixtahuacan-2541San Ildefonso Ixtahuacán

Beautiful hand woven vintage huipil from the region of San Ildefonso Ixtahuacán located in the department of Huehuetnango. These aren’t seen as often as they used to be. This huipil measures 34″ across the shoulders, 34.5″ across the chest, 19″ from the neckline to the bottom edge (folded). The neck opening is rectangular and measures 5″ x 4″ (smaller).

This striking huipil is woven with various multi-colored diamonds throughout the body. The collar area is accented with hand embroidered flowers of pinks, greens, yellows and blues that gives it almost a stained glass look. The neckline embroidery is done so that the design is the same inside and out. The areas where the panels join are also decorated in hand embroidery of small butterflies. The background fabric is a medium weight woven burgundy and white striped cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This vintage huipil is in good used condition, with some loose loose threads throughout and wear in the hand embroidered designs. A beautiful textile for display or wear!

$85.00




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818 Tecpan-2525Tecpán

This striking vintage huipil is from the area of Tecpán and is full of flowers and birds. This well worn huipil measures 29″ across the shoulders, 28″ across the chest, and 24″ from shoulders to lower edge. The head opening is diamond shaped and measures 5.5″ along each of the four sides. The sides have been sewn to create armholes.

This huipil has the more modern style for Tecpán and is beautiful with its bright colors and hand weaving that features flowers and birds with zigzag rivers along the lower part of the design. The colors are shades of pinks, blues and reds and greens. The background fabric is heavier woven black cotton blend.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in fair used condition with some signs of wear, a few loose threads throughout the design, and a few places where the weaving has worn through creating a hole. The lower edge has some areas of open weave as well. A lovely well used vintage textile!

$30.00




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817 Nebaj-2470Nebaj

Very detailed smaller woven vintage huipil from the village of Nebaj. This striking huipil measures 25″ across the shoulders, 24″ across the chest, and 24″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is measures 4″ x 4″ with an additional 2″ snap-closed slit to aid in pulling over the head (snug fit over adult head). The sides have had the stitching removed so that the huipil opens completely. The sides and be easily restitched to create arm holes.

This huipil features extensive and elaborate weaving of geomorphic figures including various birds, deer, and people that are representative for the area of Nebaj. The colors are a variety of greens, burgundy, and blues. The background is white nubby cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This vintage huipil is in good used condition with a little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads, and few very faint stains, and some slight rust on the snap. A very elegant piece, perfect for display or wear!

$75.00




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815 Faja-2406Faja

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 84″ long, with an additional 8″ of tassel each end. It measures 2.5” wide. The stitched flower design runs approximately 34” of the total length.

This faja is woven with a lovely purple background color and 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 the flowers and tassel ends.

$27.00




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814 Faja-2399Faja

Unique reversible machine 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 74″ long, with an additional 5″ of tassel on each end. It measures 2.5” wide. The stitched design runs approximately 34” on one and and 30″ on the other end.

This faja is woven with a royal blue background color and is accented with a fully hand embroidered design along one end and machine embroidered along the other end allowing the wearer to change the design side to match their outfit. The flowers are a complimenting spectrum of colors and have been meticulously sewn.

Additional photos can be found here.

This faja is in great used condition with perhaps a loose threads on the flowers and tassel ends.

$35.00




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812 Rebozo-2418Rebozo

Wonderfully woven daily-use rebozo or shawl. This heavy duty but striking rebozo would be worn over the shoulders, folded and placed on top of the head, or used to carry a baby. This rebozo measures 70″ in length, not including the approximately 4″ of fringe along each end, and 26″ in width.

This classic shawl is woven with soft pastel-colored stripes including the predominant purple, green, and blue. 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, a few very faint stains and some knotting of the tassels. Very lovely textile for display or use!

$58.00




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#809 Faja-2368Faja

Unique hand-woven faja/belt. Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte/skirt in the mayan traje or outfit. This lovely faja measures 88″ long, with an additional 5″ of tassel on each end. It measures 2.5” wide. The added design runs approximately 36” of the total length.

This faja is woven with a black background color and is accented with a added design stitched on top. The added woven fabric is in the ikat style of the cortes/skirts that the women wear with some lover silver metallic thread accents. This is a newer, more simply designed faja.

Additional photos can be found here.

This faja is in like new condition with little wear Perhaps some tangles on the tassel ends. A beautiful piece!

$20.00




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808 Chajul-1739Chajul

Beautiful classic vintage huipil from Chajul in striking white! This super lovely huipil measures 33″ across the shoulders, 33″ across the chest, and 19″ from the neckline to the bottom edges. The neck opening measures 7″ x 7″. The sides have had the stitching removed so this huipil opens up completely. The sides can easily be stitched to create armholes.

This super soft, classic huipil is lovely with traditional geomorphic animal figures woven on a white woven background. The design is a mix of deep rich colors. The design is classic for the town of Chajul with figures of birds across the bodice on both sides. The shoulders  and sleeves are accented with a coordinating geomorphic design. The background fabric is medium weight, super soft woven white cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used condition, with a few signs of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and a couple of faint stains on the lower bodice. A spectacular piece of art that can either be worn or displayed!

$65.00




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807 Tecpan-1733Tecpán

This striking huipil is from the area of Tecpán. This lovely huipil measures 28” across the shoulders, 22.5 across the chest*, and 19″ – 22″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The front and back differ in length. The neck opening is square and measures 5.5″ x 5.5″. The sides have been sewn to create armholes. *The sides have been taken in substantially (4″+ on each side) to give this huipil a more fitted look. If the stitching was removed it would make it much wider.

This huipil has beautiful tapestry-style weaving that features flowers and birds across the chest in beautiful colors. The shoulders are accents with similar flower designs. The background fabric is heavier white woven cotton blend. There is an extra added panel of white commercial fabric along the bottom to even out the sides and make the huipil longer.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used condition with few signs of wear, some slight wear and a stain spot on the lower edge. A lovely textile!

$32.00




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803 Corte Chichicastenango-3057Chichicastenango

Amazing pink and purple corte/skirt from the Chichicastenango area. 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″ 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″ by 96″ laid out flat.

This incredible corte has elaborately detailed colorful ikat woven stripes throughout! There is very lovely hand embroidery where the seams are joined. The embroidery features wonderful colors and designs of flowers and more with accents in metallic thread. The pale pink and 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 great used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and slight wear along the edges.  A spectacular work of art!

$54.00




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#802 Corte-3136Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in soft lilac and teal 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 simple yet elegant corte measures 43″ wide and 92″ long (laid flat). Cortes are 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 43″ by 184″ laid out flat, more than 5 yards of fabric!

This corte is beautiful with its lilac, purple, green, and teal stripes with a grey ikat design. This heavier yet softly draping fabric is soft and 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 to no sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A lovely textile!

$24.00




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801 Corte Chajul-3146Chajul

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 40″ wide and 70″ 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 40″ by 140″ laid out flat. There is an additional row of stitching on this corte that divides the tube into two sections. One is folded inside the other to create a ‘lining’ to the skirt. 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 very common.

This is a wonderful and striking corte. This corte is absolutely beautiful with its deep cranberry color and woven accent stripes. It is not nearly as red as it appears in the photos. 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. A very lovely textile!

$29.00




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798 Santiago Atitlan-2506Santiago Atitlán

Very stunning light purple, hand embroidered huipil, full of beautiful birds! It is from the town of Santiago Atitlán on the shores of Lake Atitlán. This elegant huipil measures 31.5″ across the shoulders, 24″ across the chest, and 22″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is a generous 7″ x 7.5″. The sides have been stitched to create armholes. *Note, the sides of this huipil have been tailored, taken in and the excess fabric cut, so they cannot be opened out completely.

This huipil is absolutely beautiful with elaborate embroidery that features rows of larger stunning lifelike birds. The embroidery is all done by hand, and is truly an art form. Sadly, these hand made pieces are giving way to the more modern, machine made ones, so these are becoming harder to find. The woven striped cotton background is purple with stripes of dark purple. The color and detail of the birds are just amazing! This is a wonderful example of the incredibly beautiful huipiles of the Santiago Atitlán region.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition with minimal sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. There are two very small faint stains in the bodice and some slight fading of the purple around the neck and sleeves. Nothing to detract from the beauty of this piece of art!

$80.00




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796 Cargador-2424Cargador – Carrier

This large and sturdy carrying cloth is less formal that the traditional tzute, but a necessity in daily life. It is used for carrying  everything from small children to purchases made at the market. It measures 46″ by 47″. It is made of two large panels with a lovely hand stitched randa design where the two panels meet.

The colors of this wonderful woven carrier are rich golds, olive greens, wine reds, and more! The carrier is accented with grey and white ikat style stripes throughout.

Additional photos can be found here.

This lovely cloth can be used for many things including as a wonderful table covering. It is in very great used condition with perhaps a few loose threads.

$45.00




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793 San Juan Cotzal-2342San Juan Cotzal

Very detailed vintage huipil from the village of San Juan Cotzal. This striking smaller huipil measures 25″ across the shoulders, 23.5″ across the chest, and 26″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is rectangular and measures 4″ x 4.75″ (very small, might need to cut neckline to fit over adult head). The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

This huipil features extensive and elaborate weaving of geomorphic figures that are representative for the area. There are many birds, deer, corn plants, and people woven throughout. The weaving is a rainbow of colors woven on a red and white horizontal striped background. The lower section under the designs is a fantastic raw (nubby) white and purple cotton. The collar has been trimmed with a purple fabric and accented with narrow colorful stitching. This is a very fully woven early design that shows a quality not often seen

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. There is a very slightly faded area on one side just under the collar and a 1.5″ square repair on one side of the chest on the other side. Perfect textile for display or wear!

$70.00




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