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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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780 Comalapa-2193Comalapa

Great textured huipil with colorful flowers! It is from the town of Comalapa. This lovely huipil measures 29″ across the shoulders, 28.5″ across the chest*, and 22″ from the shoulders to the lower edge. The head opening is more or less square and measures 6.5″ x 6.5″ (generous). The sides have been stitched to create armholes. *The sides of this huipil have been taken in approximate 2″ on each side and if removed, would make this a much wider huipil

This huipil is unique with its deep rich colors and hand weaving accented with soft thread that features beautiful flowers and birds in the classic style of Comalapa. The woven threads are a mix of wine-red and black with accent colors of olive green, pink, and yellow. The shoulders have matching designs. The background is lighter weight hand woven cotton/acrylic blend.

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This huipil is in excellent used condition, with few signs of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A lovely textile!

$47.00

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778 Todos Santos Cuchumatan-2254Todos Santos Cuchumatán

Classic huipil with beautiful colors from the town of Todos Santos Cuchumatán. This daily use huipil measures 29″ across the shoulders, 28.5″ across the chest,  and 24″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square shaped and measures 3″ x 3″ with additional 2.5″ and 3.5″ snap-closed slits on each side (smaller). The sides have been partially sewn to create armholes.

This daily use vintage huipil is lovely with delicate woven designs that feature very tiny designs 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 purple velveteen trim and radiating lines of applique that is classic to the area. The sleeve openings are trimmed with pink (faded to white) velveteen. The background fabric is white medium weight black cotton.

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This vintage huipil is in fair used condition, with some sign of wear, mainly rust on the collar snaps and fading of some of the black background and sleeve trims. A wonderfully striking huipil!

$29.00

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777 Nebaj-2284Nebaj

Very detailed woven vintage huipil from the village of Nebaj in beautiful royal blue. This ornate huipil measures 29″ across the shoulders, 30″ across the chest, and 24″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square and measures approximately 4″ x 4″ with an additional 3″ snap-closed slit on one side to allow it to pass over the head with ease. The sides have been partly stitched to create arm holes.

This huipil features extensive and elaborate weaving of geomorphic figures including various birds, deer, people, and horses that are representative for the area of Nebaj. The figures tell a wonderful story. The colors are a variety of greens, golds, and blues and more on a background that is royal blue woven cotton blend. The collar has accent trim.

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This vintage huipil is in very good used condition with very little sign of wear, a few loose threads. The snap close on the collar is missing the receiving snap and the remaining part shows some rust. A very elegant piece, perfect for display or wear!

$83.00

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776 San Juan Sacatepequez-2272San Juan Sacatepéquez

This very large vintage huipil is from the town of San Juan Sacatepéquez. This lovely huipil measures 41” across the shoulders, 39″ across the chest, and 24″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square and measures 4.5″ x 6″. The sides have been left open, as is common in huipiles from this area

This much older huipil is beautiful with its colors of green, red, royal blue, and gold/yellow that features the traditional animal motifs found in the huipiles of San Juan Sacatepéquez, including the feathered serpent. The colors of the figures are yellow, royal blue, and green. The collar is trimmed in black velvet.

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This huipil is in excellent used condition for a vintage textile, with little sign of wear. There is some fading of the color due to age and storage. This is a large, heavy, and lovely textile!

$68.00

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774 Comalapa-2198Comalapa

Very elegant huipil, full of birds and flowers! It is from the town of Comalapa. This lovely huipil measures 27″ across the shoulders, 25″ across the chest, and 20″ – 23″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The panels are different lengths. The neck opening is rectangular shaped and measures approximately 7″ x 6″.

This huipil is absolutely beautiful with its deep purple colors and hand weaving that features rows of beautiful flowers and birds alternating with mayan stars and zigzag rivers. The shoulders are decorated with designs of daisy flowers. The background is woven soft black cotton blend. This huipil was woven with the inspiration of the designs from San Antonio Aguas Calientes.

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This huipil is in very good used condition, with little sign of wear such as a few loose threads. The lower section has areas of loose threads where the extra warp was woven back into the huipil.

$55.00

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772 Tactic-2174Tactic

Lovely huipil full of deer, rivers, and Mayan stars! This huipil is from the town of Tactic in the region of Alta Verapaz. This lovely huipil measures 32 1/2” across the shoulders, 30″ across the chest, and 22 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is circular and measures approximately 5.75” in diameter.

This two-panel huipil is colorful with its mayan geomorphic designs throughout the body. The weaving is accented with traditional deer, rivers, and mayan stars in the bodice. The colors are olive green, peach, pink, and purple. There is much use of arti-seda thread in this huipil. The background fabric is a medium weight black striped cotton.

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This huipil is in excellent used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A fantastic textile for display or wear!

$39.00

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770 Chajul-2083Chajul

Beautiful classic huipil from Chajul in a deep burgundy-red color! This super lovely huipil measures 30″ across the shoulders, 28″ across the chest, and 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is circular and measures 6″ in diameter. The sides have been sewn to create armholes.

This super soft, classic huipil is lovely with traditional geomorphic animal figures woven in stunning colors including artiseda threads on a rich burgundy-red cotton blend background. The design is classic for the town of Chajul with figures across the bodice on both sides; each side is a different color pattern. The shoulders  and sleeves are accented with a coordinating geomorphic design. The threads in the designs are mostly lustrina with some use of metallic threads. The background fabric is medium weight, super soft woven cotton with fantastic weight and drape.

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This huipil is in excellent used condition, with a few signs of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A spectacular piece of art in a very unique color that can either be worn or displayed!

$63.00

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