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585 Corte Chajul-0119Chajul

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 37″ wide and 67″ 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 37″ by 134″ laid out flat.

This is a wonderful and striking corte. This corte is absolutely beautiful with its deep red color and woven accent stripes. One half of the corte is woven with brown and pink accent stripes (as seen in photo above) and the other half is woven with blue, purple and green accent stripes. This allowed the women to alternate the corte to match their huipil and outfit. 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, 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 excellent used condition, with perhaps a few loose threads and a faint stain.

$38.00

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582 Tzute Chajul-0322Chajul

Beautiful Elegant tzute or utility cloth made in the town of Chajul. Tzutes are generally used by both men and woman in a variety of manners. Tzutes 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 28″ by 42″ with 4 1/2″ of fringe at each end.

This tzute is woven in the classic burgundy rich striped threads with fantastic geomorphic animals incorporated throughout and delicate soft tassels on each end. The figures blend into the background stripes and almost appear abstract, until one looks closely. The tzute is done on a single woven panel. It is thick, soft and rich to the touch!

Additional photos can be found here.

This tzute is in excellent used condition with little wear. A stunning textile for display or use!

$95.00

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575 Chajul-0212Chajul

Bright and unique huipil from Chajul in lovely pastel colors! This lovely huipil measures 28″ across the shoulders, and 21 1/2″ – 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). One side is longer than the other. The neck opening is round and measures 5 1/2″ in diameter (very snug fit over adult head). The sides have been sewn to create armholes.

This soft, classic huipil in a unique color pattern is lovely with traditional geomorphic animal figures woven on a soft white woven background. The color is gold and light green with purple accents. The design is classic for the town of Chajul with figures on the bodice on both sides. The shoulders  and sleeves are accented with squares of colors. The threads in the designs are mostly cotton. The background fabric is medium weight, soft woven cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with a few signs of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. There are a few tiny spots on the lower white section, as to be expected for a vintage textile. A spectacular piece of art in a very unique color that can either be worn or displayed!

$54.00

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551 Rebozo Chajul-0139Chajul

Lovely perraje/rebozo or shawl from the region of Chajul. This beautiful perraje would be worn over the shoulders or folded and placed on top of the head for special occasions. This stunning textile measures 27″ in width and 51″ in length, not including the additional 3″ fringe on each end. It is made from two panels woven on a backstrap loom and joined with simple stitching down the middle.

This classic shawl is woven with the traditional stripes in various colors fully decorated with geomorphic animal figures that are commonly found in the huipiles of the area. The beautiful designs include roosters and two-headed eagles. Delicate fringe adorns both ends of this textile.

Additional photos can be found here.

This perraje is in great used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and some stretching of the weaving in a few areas along the sides. This is a very beautiful textile!

$80.00




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546 Chajul-1354Chajul

Striking and unique huipil from Chajul in a deep green color! This lovely huipil measures 27″ across the shoulders, and 18″ – 22″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). One side is longer than the other. The neck opening is round and measures 5 1/2″ in diameter. The sides have been sewn to create armholes.

This soft, classic huipil in a unique color pattern is lovely with traditional geomorphic animal figures, ‘double headed eagles’, woven on a soft deep green background. The pattern is a crisp red and black accent. The design is classic for the town of Chajul with figures on the bodice on both sides. The shoulders  and sleeves are accented with a similar geomorphic design. The threads in the designs are mostly cotton. The background fabric is medium weight, soft woven cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good 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!

$87.00

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533 Chajul-0254Chajul

Beautiful classic huipil from Chajul in rich lilac color! This super lovely huipil measures 29 1/2″ across the shoulders, 20 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges. The scalloped neck opening is more or less round and measures 5 1/2″ in diameter. The sides have been stitched closed to create armholes.

This super soft, classic huipil is lovely with traditional geomorphic animal figures woven on a soft lilac background. The design is a mix of gold, turquoise,  white, purple, and other colors. The design is classic for the town of Chajul with figures across the bodice on both sides. The shoulders  and sleeves are accented with a coordinating geomorphic design. The threads in the designs are mostly lustrina. The background fabric is medium weight, super soft woven cotton in a rich lilac color.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with a few signs of wear, perhaps a few loose threads, mainly at the sleeve and neck openings. There is some slight fading of the background color due to age. There are a couple of open/pulled sections of the weaving on the lower section which is common with the soft weaving style of this garment. A spectacular piece of art in a very unique color that can either be worn or displayed!

$58.00

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531 Chajul-0224Chajul

Beautiful classic huipil from Chajul full of color! This elegant huipil measures 26 1/2″ across the shoulders, 23″ from the neckline to the bottom edges. The neck opening is more or less rectangular and measures 6 1/2″ x 8″. The sides have been stitched closed to create armholes. This huipil has been ‘gathered’ with a simple stitch running from one bottom edge to the other, over the shoulders, to make this blouse narrower. If removed (very easily done) it would add 1-2″ across the width of the huipil.

This crisp, classic huipil is lovely with traditional geomorphic animal figures woven on a deep navy blue colored cotton blend background. The design is a mix of gold, turquoise,  white, purple, and other colors. The design is classic for the town of Chajul with figures of horses across the bodice on both sides. The shoulders  and sleeves are accented with a coordinating geomorphic design. The threads in the designs are mostly lustrina. The lower edge is black commercial cloth that has been added to the woven section, creating extra length.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with little visible sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads, mainly at the sleeve openings. Under the arm on one side is slightly worn. A spectacular piece of art that can either be worn or displayed!

$49.00

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529 Chajul burgundy-0192Chajul

Beautiful classic huipil from Chajul full of color! This elegant huipil measures 29″ across the shoulders, 24 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges. The neck opening is more or less rectangular and measures 6″ x 7″. The sides have been stitched closed to create armholes. This huipil has been ‘gathered’ with a simple stitch running from one bottom edge to the other, over the shoulders, to make this blouse narrower. There are two gathers on each side, and if removed (very easily done) would add 3-4″ across the width of the huipil. Also, the gathers under the arms can be let out adding an additional 4″ or more.

This crisp, classic huipil is lovely with traditional geomorphic animal figures woven on a deep wine colored cotton blend background. The design is a mix of gold, turquoise,  white, purple, and other colors. The design is classic for the town of Chajul with figures of double headed eagles across the bodice on both sides. The shoulders  and sleeves are accented with a coordinating geomorphic design. The threads in the designs are mostly lustrina.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in great used condition, with little visible sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads, mainly at the sleeve openings. A spectacular piece of art that can either be worn or displayed!

$56.00

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520 Rebozo Chajul 1-0094Chajul

Stunningly beautiful perraje/rebozo or shawl from the region of Chajul. 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 24 1/2″ in width and 43″ in length, not including the additional 4 1/2″ fringe on one side and 11″ fringe on the other. It is made from a single panel woven on a backstrap loom.

This classic shawl is woven with the traditional stripes in various colors fully decorated with geomorphic animal figures that are commonly found in the huipiles of the area. The beautiful designs include roosters, deer, horses, and two-headed eagles. Delicate fringe adorns both ends of this textile.

Additional photos can be found here.

This perraje is in excellent used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and some stretching of the weaving in a few areas along the sides. This is a spectacular and fully decorated piece that is seldom seen so ornate! An amazing textile!

$125.00

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513 Faja Chajul-0164Chajul

Beautiful elegant faja/belt from the region of Chajul. Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 118″ long, with an additional 2″ of tassel on each end. It also measures 4 1/2” wide. The colorfully geomorphic design runs approximately 34” on one end.

This faja is woven in a rich burgundy color and is accented with a colorfully woven geomorphic design with birds and deer hidden in the pattern. The fringe ends are accented with colorful ‘pompoms’.

Additional photos can be found here.

This faja is in good used condition with a small amount of wear, perhaps a few loose threads at the tassels and some creasing along the length. There is some very minor fading of the color along the faja. A stunning textile for display or use!

$22.00


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512 Cinta Chajul-0201Chajul

Beautiful elegant cinta/hair wrap from the region of Chajul, full of color! Women wear this style of cinta in their hair as part of their outfit. This colorful cinta measures 122″ in total length and 1/2″ in width. The tassels at each end measure 1 1/4″ in diameter.

This cinta is hand woven with a pair of circular ‘pompons’ at each end. The weaving has been accented with colorful metallic stitching that runs the length of the cinta in sections of various colors.

Additional photos can be found here.

This cinta is in good used condition with some sign of wear, a few loose threads where the tassels are attached. There is a small pink spot in the blue woven area and some stray hair tangled in the knots. A unique accent piece!

$12.00

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510 Faja Chajul-0189Chajul

Beautiful elegant faja/belt from the region of Chajul. Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 127″ long, with an additional 2 1/2″ of tassel on each end. It also measures 7 1/2” wide. The colorfully geomorphic design runs approximately 27 1/2” on one end and 21″ on the other.

This faja is woven in a rich deep wine color and is accented with a colorfully woven geomorphic design with diamonds and feathered serpents hidden in the pattern. The fringe ends are accented with colorful ‘pompoms’. These very wide fajas are generally worn folded in half lengthwise, thus the two different side-by-side designs on one end, allowing the wearer to alternate visible designs.

Additional photos can be found here.

This faja is in good used condition with a small amount of wear, perhaps a few loose threads at the tassel ends and some creasing along the length. There is some very faint staining on the design section. A stunning textile for display or use!

$38.00


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506 Cinta Chajul-0145Chajul

Beautiful elegant cinta/hair wrap from the region of Chajul, full of color! Women wear this style of cinta in their hair as part of their outfit. This colorful cinta measures 78″ in total length and 1/2″ in width. The tassels at each end measure 1 1/4″ in diameter.

This cinta is hand woven with a pair of circular ‘pompons’ at each end. The weaving has been accented with colorful metallic stitching that runs the length of the cinta in sections of various colors.

Additional photos can be found here.

This cinta is in very good used condition with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A unique accent piece!

$20.00

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505 Faja Chajul-0100Chajul

Beautiful elegant faja/belt from the region of Chajul. Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 136″ long, with an additional 4″ of tassel on each end. It also measures 8” wide. The colorfully geomorphic design runs approximately 22” on each end.

This faja is woven in a rich burgundy color and is accented with a colorfully woven geomorphic design with deer hidden in the pattern. The fringe ends are accented with colorful ‘pompoms’. These very wide fajas are generally worn folded in half lengthwise, thus the two different side-by-side designs on one end, allowing the wearer to alternate visible designs.

Additional photos can be found here.

This faja is in good used condition with a small amount of wear, perhaps a few loose threads at the tassel ends and some creasing along the length. There is some very faint staining on the design section. A stunning textile for display or use!

$32.00



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504 Rebozo Chajul-0187Chajul

Stunningly beautiful perraje/rebozo or shawl from the region of Chajul. 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 24″ in width and 60″ in length, not including the additional 4″ fringe on each end. It is made from a single panel woven on a backstrap loom.

This classic shawl is woven with the traditional stripes in various colors fully decorated with geomorphic animal figures that are commonly found in the huipiles of the area. The beautiful designs include roosters, deer, horses, and two-headed eagles with a very tiny amount of metallic accent thread in a few of the designs. Delicate fringe adorns both ends of this textile.

Additional photos can be found here.

This perraje is in excellent used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and some stretching of the weaving in a few areas along the sides. This is a spectacular and fully decorated piece that is seldom seen so ornate! An amazing textile!

$160.00

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502 Faja Chajul-0053Chajul

Beautiful elegant faja/belt from the region of Chajul. Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 117″ long, with an additional 2″ of tassel on each end. It also measures 3 3/4” wide. The colorfully geomorphic design runs approximately 30” on one end.

This faja is woven in a rich burgundy color and is accented with a colorfully woven geomorphic design with birds and deer hidden in the pattern. There is a very small amount of metallic thread woven throughout the designs. The fringe ends are accented with colorful ‘pompoms’.

Additional photos can be found here.

This faja is in good used condition with a small amount of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and some creasing along the length. There is some very faint staining on the design section. A stunning textile for display or use!

$22.00

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500 Cinta Chajul-0043Chajul

Beautiful elegant cinta/hair wrap from the region of Chajul, full of color! Women wear this style of cinta in their hair as part of their outfit. This colorful cinta measures 88″ in total length and 1/2″ in width. The tassels at each end measure 1 1/4″ in diameter.

This cinta is hand woven with a pair of circular ‘pompons’ at each end. The weaving has been accented with colorful stitching that runs the length of the cinta in sections of various colors.

Additional photos can be found here.

This cinta is in very good used condition with slight signs of wear, mainly where the tassels attach to the cinta there are a few loose threads. A unique accent piece!

$20.00

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484 Chajul-0200Chajul

Beautiful classic huipil from Chajul full of color! This very nice smaller huipil measures 23″ across the shoulders, 19″ from the neckline to the bottom edges. The neck opening is more or less square (scalloped) and measures 4 1/4″ on each of the four sides. The sides have been stitched closed to create armholes.

This crisp, classic huipil is lovely with traditional geomorphic animal figures woven on a black cotton blend background. The design is a mix of gold, turquoise,  white, purple, and other colors. The design is classic for the town of Chajul with figures of double headed eagles across the bodice on both sides. The shoulders  and sleeves are accented with a coordinating geomorphic design. The threads in the designs are mostly lustrina. The background fabric is medium weight woven cotton blend in deep black.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with little visible sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads, mainly at the sleeve openings. A spectacular piece of art that can either be worn or displayed!

$29.00

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479 Chajul-0089Chajul

Beautiful classic huipil from Chajul in deep burgundy color! This super lovely huipil measures 29″ across the shoulders, 22″ from the neckline to the bottom edges. The neck opening is more or less square and measures 4 1/2″ on each of the four sides. The sides have been stitched closed to create armholes.

This super soft, classic huipil is lovely with traditional geomorphic animal figures woven on a burgundy woven background. The design is a mix of gold, turquoise,  white, purple, and a mix of other colors. The design is classic for the town of Chajul with figures of double headed horses across the bodice on both sides. The shoulders  and sleeves are accented with a coordinating geomorphic design. The threads in the designs are mostly lustrina. The background fabric is medium weight, super soft woven cotton in a rich burgundy color. The photograph shows the color brighter than it really is, it is more of a dark wine color.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with little visible sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads, mainly at the sleeve openings. A spectacular piece of art that can either be worn or displayed!

$51.00

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465 Chajul-0638Chajul

Beautiful classic huipil from Chajul full of color! This very nice smaller huipil measures 33″ across the shoulders, 21″ from the neckline to the bottom edges. The neck opening is more or less square (scalloped) and measures 5 1/2″ in diameter (small). The sides have been stitched closed to create armholes.

This crisp, classic huipil is lovely with traditional geomorphic animal figures woven on a super soft, royal blue cotton blend background. The design is a mix of gold, turquoise,  white, purple, and other colors. The design is classic for the town of Chajul with figures of owls across the bodice on both sides. The shoulders  and sleeves are accented with a coordinating geomorphic design. The threads in the designs are mostly lustrina.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with little visible sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A spectacular piece of art that can either be worn or displayed!

$58.00

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