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Morral

Classic vintage morral or heavy duty tote bag in wonderfully brilliant colors. This morral measures 14″ wide across the opening, 12 1/2″ from the opening to the bottom of the bag, and the shoulder strap measures approximately 40″, but is adjustable by tying it at various lengths.

This vibrant daily use vintage bag is the style that are carried generally by men. 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 blues and golds with various other colors throughout.

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This vintage morral is in good used condition. The bag has been cleaned and retains its bright colors, but there is some minor staining along the bottom edge. This bag has been used and loved! A fantastic vintage decorative item or great heavy duty tote bag.

$35




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Tamahú

Striking vintage huipil full of geomorphic figures! This slightly smaller huipil is from the town of Tamahú in the region of Alta Verapaz. This older huipil measures 24” across the shoulders, and 15″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is diamond shaped and measures 4 1/2” along each of the four sides. The stitching along the sides has been removed to allow this huipil to open fully.

This three panel, all cotton huipil is full of rows of figures including mayan stars, diamonds, and birds. The background is panels of red and white woven cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in fair used condition, with sign of wear in the form of some loose threads, overall wear, and some slight staining. A great vintage textile!

$28.00




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Faja

Unique hand-woven and hand-embroidered faja (belt). Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) or men’s pants in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 96″ long, with an additional 6+″ of tassel each end. It measures 3 1/2” wide. The stitched design runs approximately 40” of the total length.

This rustic and thicker faja is woven with a slate grey background color and a yellow stripe that runs the full length. It is accented with simple, hand embroidered designs in a variety of colors

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This faja is in very good condition with some wear in the form of some tangles on the tassels. A stunning piece for wear or display!

$31.00




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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.

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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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Chichicastenango

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 40″ wide and 52″ 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 104″ laid out flat.

This incredible corte has ikat woven stripes throughout that are highlighted by purple and pink metallic thread stripes. There is very lovely hand embroidery where the seams are joined. The embroidery features various shades of purples. The corte is woven in a rich navy blue cotton. There is use of metallic thread throughout the textile.

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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.  A spectacular work of art!

$53.00




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Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in a rich cranberry red color 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 lovely corte measures 34″ wide and 72″ 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 34″ by 144″ laid out flat, 4 yards of fabric! 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 corte is beautiful with its ikat design throughout. There are hidden figures of corn plants, little people, and birds woven into the ikat design. This medium weight corte is woven on a foot loom of soft cotton.

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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 to no sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A lovely textile!

$43.00





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897-santa-maria-de-jesus-4943Faja

Unique hand-woven faja (belt) made in the town of Santa Maria de Jesús in a design style of San Antonio Aguas Calientes. Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 86″ long, with an additional 6″ of tassel on each end. It measures 2 3/8” wide. The woven flower and bird design runs approximately 37” of the total length.

This faja is woven with a brown background color with royal blue stripes along each edge and is accented with a fully hand woven design of flowers and birds on a mixed in with green leaves.

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This faja is in very good used condition with a few loose threads and wear on the tassels. A lovely vintage item!

$28.00




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894 Faja-4950Santa Maria de Jesús

Lovely colorful faja/belt made in the town of Santa Maria de Jesús. Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte/skirt in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 2.25″ wide, 85″ long, with an additional 4″ – 7″ of fringe on each end. The stitched bird design runs approximately 35” of the total length.

This faja is woven on a golden yellow background with a tiny black stripe running along each edge. There are eye catching colorful birds done with  free-hand machine embroidery. Each of these sweet birds is unique in color and design.

Additional photos can be found here.

This faja is in good condition with some slight wear and a few loose threads in the design and some tangles in the tassels. A beautiful textile piece!

$31.00




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893 Faja-4959Faja

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 86″ long, with an additional 4.5″ of tassel each end. It measures 1.5” wide. The stitched flower design runs approximately 36” of the total length.

This faja is woven with a white background color and a purple stripe that runs along both edges. It 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 several of the flowers. There is a very faint small stain of the reverse side of the faja. A stunning piece for wear or display!

$27.00




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888 Chajul rebozo-5005Chajul

Beautifully elegant tzute or utility cloth/shawl made in the town of Chajul. 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 a placing on the head to keep the sun off or when entering church.  This tzute measures 27″ by 57″ with an additional 3.5″ of fringe at each end.

This tzute is woven in the classic burgundy rich, multi-colored striped threads with fantastic geomorphic animals incorporated throughout and delicate soft tassels on each end. The tzute is made on a single woven panel. It is thick, heavy, soft and rich to the touch! This would make a spectacular shawl!

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This tzute is in excellent used condition with little wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A stunning textile for display or use!

$105.00




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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.

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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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844 San Juan Atitan-2657San Juan Atitán

 Very striking boys’s camisa/shirt with beautiful weaving and design! It is from San Juan Atitán in the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala. This colorful and ornate camisa measures 21″ across the shoulders, 20.5″ across the chest, and 23″ from the neckline to the bottom edges. The sleeves measure 17.5″ in length from the point of the shoulders.

This camisa is striking with woven accent designs on the collar ends and sleeve ends that feature Mayan stars. Amazingly detailed embroidered spiders decorate the side seams! Elegant multicolored thread trims the head opening. The background is red and blue striped cotton blend. The sleeves have flaps at the ends that are tucked back inside to create volume in the sleeves. Please note that the underarm sections of this camisa are not sewn closed, as that is the style of these camisas. Can be easily stitched closed if desired.

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This camisa is in excellent condition, with a few signs of wear. This would be a great boy’s or small ladies shirt or as a stunning decoration piece! This is a very glorious textile!

$62.00




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838 Faja-2801Nebaj

Elegant faja or woman’s belt made in the town of Nebaj. Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 2″ wide, 96″ long, with an additional 9″ of woven/knotted tassel on each end. The colorfully geomorphic design runs approximately 40” on one end.

This faja is woven in the classic multicolored geomorphic figures throughout the design on burgundy/red, black and white striped background. There are tassels on each end.

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This faja is in great used condition with very little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads along the edges. This would make a stunning belt to wear or a unique home accent. A very lovely textile!

$58.00




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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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