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San Lucas Tolimán

Elegant woven huipil from the area of San Lucan Toliman. This beautiful classic huipil measures 24″ across the shoulders, 22 1/2″ across the chest*, and 24″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is scalloped and measures approximately 5″ x 6″. (Easily fits over average sized head). The sides are stitched, creating armholes. *Note: this huipil has stitching that runs down from the shoulders on both sides taking in the width by approximately 3″ on each side. This stitching can easily be removed, adding an additional 6″ to the width.

 This three-panel huipil is very beautiful with a hand woven pattern throughout. The figures are woven into the background fabric in rows alternating with purple stripes. The design cannot be seen from the underside. The woven background is soft purple cotton with charcoal grey vertical stripes. This is an example of the classic style huipiles of the San Lucas Toliman region.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in great used condition, perhaps a few loose threads and slight lightening of the purple color in the upper section. This is very normal and does not detract from this lovely huipil.

$62.00

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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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San Lucas Tolimán

Elegant woven huipil from the area of San Lucan Toliman. This beautiful classic huipil measures 32″ across the shoulders, 32″ across the chest, and 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6″ in diameter. The sides are stitched, creating armholes.

 This huipil is very beautiful with a hand woven pattern throughout. The tiny geomorphic figures are woven into the background fabric. The design is alternating rows of of birds and zigzag rivers. It has a variety of colors including the predominant purple blue and orange.  The collar and sleeve openings are trimmed in red velveteen and accented with beautiful machine embroidery at the shoulder caps and flowing down the front from around the collar. There is some use of metallic thread in this machine embroidery. The woven background is soft, slightly faded, rich teal colored cotton. 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 great used condition, perhaps a few loose threads. This is a stunning vintage textile!

$77.00

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Santa Maria de Jesús

Very stunning embroidered huipil, full of beautiful birds in a colorful garden! It is from the town of Santa Maria de Jesús. This elegant and striking huipil measures 29″ across the shoulders, 26″ across the chest, and 27″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6 1/4″ in diameter. The sides are stitched to create armholes.

This huipil is absolutely beautiful with brilliantly colored embroidery that features birds, flowers, and grapes on each side of the huipil in a flower garden. The colors are glowing jewel colors of greens, blues, purples and more! The background is a black commercial fabric. The embroidery is all machine done free-hand, and is truly an art form. Just amazing! The neckline and sleeves are accented with black crochet trim. This is a wonderful example of the incredibly beautiful ‘fiesta’ huipiles of Santa Maria de Jesús.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in excellent used condition with very little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A truly exquisite textile!

$105.00

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899-santa-maria-de-jesus-4881Santa Maria de Jesús

Beautiful and super soft huipil from Santa Maria de Jesús. This striking and different huipil measures 27″ across the shoulders, 22″ across the chest*, 20″ – 21 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The panels vary a bit in length. The neck opening is square and measures 6 1/2″ along each of the four sides. The sides are stitched to create armholes. *The sides have been taken in and if the stitching was removed would add approximately 2″ across the chest.

This striking huipil is lovely with its predominately dark pink with green accent diamond design woven with arti-seda and cotton thread giving it an wonderful feel. The design is woven on a medium to heavy super soft cotton blend background in a rich dark pink. This is a unique variation on the classic huipil design from Santa Maria de Jesús.

Additional photos can be found here.

This unique huipil is in very good used condition, with a few loose threads and slight wear. A spectacular piece to wear or display!

$58.00

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896-nahuala-4914Nahualá

Wonderfully detailed older huipil from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. This stunning huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders, 23″ – 24 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The panels are not even.  The head opening measures a generous 7 1/2″ by 7 1/2″. The sides have had the stitching removed, so this huipil opens completely. The sides can easily be stitched closed to create arm holes for wearing.

 This all cotton, older huipil is striking with its detailed woven design in red with accents in a variety of colors. The pattern is a geomorphic design resembling baskets with birds and corn plants as accents across the bodice both front and back. There is bleeding of the color throughout onto the light background cotton fabric, which is a desirable trait in the huipiles of this region. The technique is to intentionally let the color of the threads run onto the base fabric. It is said that this dates back to the use of expensive silk threads on the huipiles, which would lose some of the color and run, causing this stunning effect.

Additional photos can be found here.

This beautiful older huipil is in good used vintage condition with perhaps a few loose threads.  There are some faint stains and running of the color throughout. This is a fantastic textile perfect for wear or for display!

$105.00

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887 Santa Maria de Jesus-4387Santa Maria de Jesús

Lovely and unique huipil in wonderful condition. This ceremonial styled huipil is from the town of Santa Maria de Jesús. This stunning huipil measures 33.5” across the shoulders, 28″ across the chest*, and 24″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square and measures 5.75″by 5.75″. The sides have been stitched to create armholes. *The sides of this huipil have been taken in substantially along the sides (3″+ on each side). If the stitching was removed it would make this huipil much larger.

This huipil is in the ceremonial Santa Maria style and is beautiful with its crisp colors and hand weaving that features traditional two headed eagles, feathered serpents, birds, as well as classic mayan stars that run across the shoulders. It is fully woven. The colors are red and green, with accents in purple and pink. The background fabric is a medium weight white woven cotton blend with red stripes.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in great used condition, with very little sign of wear. Perhaps a few loose threads and some very faint discoloration. A very unique find!

$87.00

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886 Tactic celeste-4366Tactic

Beautiful blue huipil! This huipil is from the town of Tactic in the region of Alta Verapaz. This elegant huipil measures 30” across the shoulders, 25″ across the chest*, and 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square and measures  5.25” along each of the four sides. The sides have been stitched to create armholes. *The sides of this huipil have been taken in substantially along the sides (3″+ on each side). If the stitching was removed it would make this huipil much larger.

This beautiful two-panel huipil is elegant with its light and dark blue texture weaving and stunning hand-guided, machine done embroidery across the chest. The embroidery features lovely flowers and a beautiful butterfly. There is some use of metallic thread in the embroidered design. The background fabric is a medium weight blue cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps loose threads, mainly around the neck opening. This is a lovely huipil, great for wear or display!

$42.00

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885 Santa Maria de Jesus-4354Santa Maria de Jesús

Very striking huipil in very good condition. This ceremonial styled huipil is from the town of Santa Maria de Jesús. This stunning huipil measures 28” across the shoulders, 27.5″ across the chest, and 22″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square and measures 6″by 6″. The sides have had the stitching removed so that the huipil opens completely. It is fairly easy to restitch the sides  to create armholes.

This huipil is in the ceremonial Santa Maria style and is beautiful with its crisp colors and hand weaving that features traditional birds fully woven throughout. The colors are red and green, with accents in purple and pink. The background fabric is a medium weight white woven cotton blend with red stripes.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with very little sign of wear. Perhaps a few loose threads and some faint staining in the lower white section. A very unique find!

$74.00

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884 Tactic rojo-4343Tactic

Lovely red huipil! This huipil is from the town of Tactic in the region of Alta Verapaz. This elegant huipil measures 30.5” across the shoulders, 29″ across the chest, and 21″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square and measures  5.5” along each of the four sides. The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

This beautiful two-panel huipil is elegant with its rich red color and stunning hand-guided, machine done embroidery across the chest and over the sleeve caps. The background fabric is a medium weight deep red cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used condition, with a little sign of wear in the form of some loose threads, mainly around the neck opening. This is a lovely huipil, great for wear or display!

$35.00

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883 Zunil verde-4203Zunil

Early vintage threads and design! This lovely huipil is from Zunil, in the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala. This unique huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders, 31″ across the chest,  and 23″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures approximately 5.25″ in diameter. The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

This huipil is woven with cotton blend threads that is common for the Zunil region. It has large red and brown leaf-style designs done in hand embroidery in all cotton threads that surround the collar. The collar and sleeve openings are trimmed in acrylic thread crochet. Lovely and unique pattern!

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with some slight wear in the cotton thread design. A stunning textile!

$56.00

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882 Nebaj-4219Nebaj

Very detailed smaller woven vintage huipil from the village of Nebaj. This lovely huipil measures 26″ across the shoulders, 26″ across the chest, and 26″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 5.25″ in diameter with an additional 2″ snap-closed slit to aid in pulling over the head (snug fit over adult head). The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

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 acrylic blend.

Additional photos can be found here.

This vintage huipil is in poor used condition with much sign of wear, including areas of open weaving and wear throughout. Wonderful designs in this huipil!

$30.00

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881 San Lucas Toliman pink-4225San Lucas Tolimán

Fuchsia! Elegant woven huipil from the area of San Lucan Toliman. This beautiful classic huipil measures 32″ across the shoulders, 28″ across the chest, and 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is diamond shaped and measures approximately 5.75″ along each of the four sides. The sides are stitched, creating armholes.

 This huipil is very beautiful with a hand woven pattern throughout. The tiny geomorphic figures are woven into the background fabric. The design is alternating rows of of animals, mayan stars, and corn plants. It has a variety of colors in the tiny figures.  The collar and sleeve openings have sweet little accents of hand embroidered flowers. The woven background is soft, super bright pink woven cotton. This is a wonderful example of the classic style huipiles of the San Lucas Toliman region in a very unique color.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, perhaps a few loose threads and some slight wear mainly at the neck and sleeve openings. The shoulders were taken in, so there is some creasing along the sides. There is some faint fading due to age. This is a stunning vintage textile!

$47.00

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880 San Juan la Laguna-4285San Juan la Laguna

BRAND NEW! This is a very unique item for Ixchel Textiles! We generally do not purchase any new textiles but due to the extreme difficulty in finding huipiles from this area we went directly to a weaving cooperative in San Juan la Laguna to find this special huipil. This is one of two that we brought back from the trip.

Striking huipil from San Juan la Laguna. The collar is accented with the classic design circling the neck opening that is representative in huipiles from the area. This two lienzo huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders, 30″ across the chest, and 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is more or less square and measures approximately 5.25″ x 6.25. The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

The accent around the collar is a rainbow of colors hand embroidered in soft acrylic thread that extends to the little squares below the neckline circle. The background fabric is a crisp woven cotton blend in red with wonderful white stripes.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is brand new and has not been worn (except for photos).  This is a great opportunity to purchase a brand new huipil! A spectacular textile for display or wear!




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879 Santa Maria de Jesus-4302Santa Maria de Jesús

Absolutely spectacular ceremonial style huipil in stunning red and black. This vintage huipil is from the town of Santa Maria de Jesús. This stunning huipil measures 34.5” across the shoulders, 34″ across the chest, and 38″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is diamond shaped and measures 5.5″ along each of the four sides with an additional 2″ slit. The sides have had the stitching removed so that the huipil opens completely. It is fairly easy to restitch the sides  to create armholes.

This rarely seen huipil is in the ceremonial Santa Maria style and is long and beautiful with its detailed geomorphic figures throughout. Double-headed eagles, feathered serpents, and birds can be seen in the design. It is fully woven. The color is mostly red with a rainbow of accent colors in cotton threads. The background fabric is a medium weight woven black cotton. The neck opening appears to have been retrimmed with a royal blue acrylic thread.

Additional photos can be found here.

This one of a kind huipil is in very good used condition, with very little sign of wear. Perhaps a few loose threads and some slight fading due to age. There are a couple of places where the panels join where the stitching has come loose. A stunning and unique textile!

$215.00

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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.

Additional photos can be found here.

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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877 Quetzaltenango-4253Quetzaltenango

Wonderfully soft and beautiful huipil from the Quetzaltenango/Xela region in Guatemala. This huipil measures 35″ across the shoulders, 34″ across the chest, and 29.5″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 5.75” in diameter with an additional 1.5″ slit to aid in pulling over the head. The sides have been partially stitched to create armholes.

The colors are a sea of rich raspberry purples and pinks with lovely black and white ikat stripes. The collar is trimmed with machine embroidery of flowers in purple and pink. The same embroidery cascades from the shoulders where the panels join. The collar is trimmed with black vevet-like accent. The background fabric is a nubby, raw white cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition. There are a few loose threads and some wear around the neck opening. A spectacular textile!

$68.00

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876 Solola-4266Sololá

Vintage Huipil from the department of Sololá. This huipil measures 32.5″ across the shoulders, 27.5″ across the chest*, and 24″ from the shoulders to the bottom edge. The neck opening is round and measures approximately 6.5″ in diameter. The sides have been stitched to create armholes. *The sides of this huipil have been taken in approximately 2″ on each side. If this stitching was removed, it would make the huipil larger.

This huipil is woven in the traditional style of Sololá with a rainbow of colors.  There are traditional ikat style woven stripes throughout the bodice with accents in the upper portion. They are hand-guided, machine done embroidered figures. There is a predominantly black and brown cotton blend background with a variety of colors throughout the bodice.

Additional photos can be found here.

This vintage huipil is in great used condition with little sign of wear. Perhaps a few loose threads. One one side where the center panels join there is a section of about 6″ where the stitching has been removed. This is easily restitched, and if asked we would be glad to restitch before shipping. A striking huipil!

$67.00

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875 San Juan la Laguna-4289San Juan la Laguna

BRAND NEW! This is a very unique item for Ixchel Textiles! We generally do not purchase any new textiles but due to the extreme difficulty in finding huipiles from this area we went directly to a weaving cooperative in San Juan la Laguna to find this special huipil. This is one of two that we brought back from the trip.

Striking huipil from San Juan la Laguna. The collar is accented with the classic design circling the neck opening that is representative in huipiles from the area. This two lienzo huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders, 31″ across the chest, and 26″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is more or less round and measures approximately 7″ in diameter. The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

The accent around the collar is a rainbow of colors hand embroidered in soft cotton thread that extends to the little squares below the neckline circle. The background fabric is a crisp woven cotton blend in red with wonderful white and colored stripes.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is brand new and has not been worn (except for photos).  This is a great opportunity to purchase a brand new huipil! A spectacular textile for display or wear!

$124.00

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874 Santa Maria de Jesus-4314Santa Maria de Jesús

Very unique huipil in stunning red and white. This ceremonial styled huipil is from the town of Santa Maria de Jesús. This stunning huipil measures 29” across the shoulders, 29.5″ across the chest, and 24″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is a generous 7.5″ x 8.5″. The sides have had the stitching removed so that the huipil opens completely. It is fairly easy to restitch the sides  to create armholes.

This huipil is in the ceremonial Santa Maria style and is beautiful with its crisp colors and hand weaving that features traditional artiseda woven diamonds across the chest and shoulders. It is fully woven. The colors are red, purple, with black accents. The background fabric is a medium weight white woven cotton blend with red stripes.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used condition, with very little sign of wear. Perhaps a few loose threads and a couple of very faint stains. The sides of this huipil were previously taken in along the shoulders and it appears that there are about 5 or 6 small (0.5″ or less) cuts/pulls in the weaving where the stitching was removed along the sides. A stunning textile!

$63.00

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