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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.

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.  A spectacular work of art!

$53.00

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898-chichicastenango-4935Chichicastenango

Unique hand-woven and embroidered faja (belt) from the Chichicastenango region. Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 90″ long, with an additional 4″ – 6″ of tassel on each end. It measures 1 3/4” wide. The woven flower and bird design runs approximately 40” of the total length.

This faja is woven with a charcoal and white background color and is accented with a fully hand embroidered design of flowers and birds in rich colors of purple and various others. The embroidery is thick and beautiful! The embroidery was done in threads that allowed the color to run and create a rich feeling in the textile.

Additional photos can be found here.

This faja is in very good used condition with a few loose threads and wear on the tassels. Because of the threads used in the embroidery, some of the color in the design has bled and there are a few places on the white background that have taken some of the colored hues. A lovely vintage item!

$37.00

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890 Chichicastenango-4986Chichicastenango

Very unique men’s tzute head covering/wrap from the Chichicastenango region. Traditional tapestry style with beautiful designs and incredible colors. Fantastic texture too! This is a very beautiful men’s lienzo tzute/head wrap from the Chichicastenango region of Guatemala, famous for having one of the largest markets in the country. This lovely handwoven piece measures 10.5″ wide by 51″ in length. The design in the center is 20″ in length.

This single panel tzute is striking with elaborate weaving that features a lovely multicolored classic flower design in the center on a black and white checked background design.

Additional photos can be found here.

Lovely photo of this style tzute in use here.

This tzute is in excellent condition with no sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A spectacular textile!

$250.00




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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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851 Corte Chichicastenango-2885Chichicastenango

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 29″ wide and 59″ 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 29″ by 118″ laid out flat.

This incredible corte has colorful woven stripes throughout! There is very lovely hand embroidery where the seams are joined. The embroidery features wonderful colors and designs. The orange-red 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!

$47.00

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839 Chichicastenango-2774Chichicastenango

Super tiny child’s huipil from Chichicastenango! Traditional tapestry style with beautiful floral design. Fantastic texture and color! Very stunning woven huipil from the Chichicastenango region of Guatemala, famous for having one of the largest markets in the country. This sweet little huipil measures 18″ across the shoulders, 13″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 4.25″ in diameter with an additional 1″ slip to aid in pulling over the head.

This little huipil would have been used for an infant or very small toddler. This three panel huipil is striking with elaborate weaving that features multi-colored classic rose flower designs. The neckline is decorated with the radiating sun, traditional for the region. The background fabric is medium/heavy-weight rich purple cotton. The small huipiles make fantastic wall hangings, especially for girls rooms.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in great used condition with little sign of wear. Perhaps a few loose threads.  This is a very lovely piece!

$30.00

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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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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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783 Chichicastenango-2332Chichicastenango

Sweet white cotton child’s huipil from the Chichicastenango region. Clean, elegant style with great designs. This is a lovely huipil from the Chichicastenango region of Guatemala, famous for having one of the largest markets in the country. This huipil measures 23″ across the shoulders, 21″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 4.5″ in diameter with an additional 2″ snap-closed slit to aid in pulling over the head (sized for child’s sized head). The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

This three panel huipil is striking with simple weaving that features colorful flowers throughout the bodice on both sides. The collar is accented with the classic radiating sun in red and black that is traditional for the region. The background fabric is woven white cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition for its age, with perhaps a few loose threads and a couple of very small and faint stains. The lower edges of the panels have a lumpy warp where the extra threads are woven back into the huipil (very common for huipiles from Chichicastenango). This is a beautiful vintage textile that would be lovely for display!

$45.00

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768 Chichicastenango-2136Chichicastenango

Slightly more modern huipil from the Chichicastenango region, with a different weaving design than the traditional tapestry style. Fantastic texture! This is a very stunning  huipil from the Chichicastenango region of Guatemala, famous for having one of the largest markets in the country. This huipil measures 29 1/2″ across the shoulders, 28″ across the chest, 23″ – 25.5″ from shoulders to lower edge (panels are uneven).  The neck opening is round and measures 5 1/2″ in diameter with an additional 1 1/2″ snap-closed slit to aid in pulling over the head. The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

This two panel huipil is striking with elaborate weaving that features a very unique multicolored classic flower design throughout the body and shoulders. The neckline is decorated with the design of a radiating sun, traditional for the region. The background fabric is super soft woven black cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in excellent used condition, with perhaps a few loose threads. This is a stunning textile!

$75.00

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765 Chichicastenango-2115Chichicastenango

Vintage huipil from the Chichicastenango region. Traditional tapestry style with beautiful designs and incredible colors. Fantastic texture too! This is a very stunning  huipil from the Chichicastenango region of Guatemala, famous for having one of the largest markets in the country. This huipil measures 33″ across the shoulders, 32″ across the chest, 22 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded).  The neck opening is round and measures 5 1/2″ in diameter (smaller). The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

This soft three panel huipil is striking with elaborate weaving that features a very unique multicolored classic flower design throughout the body and shoulders featuring roses . The neckline is decorated with the design of a radiating sun, traditional for the region. The background fabric is woven rich brown 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!

$94.00

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746 Chichicastenango-1629Chichicastenango

Vintage huipil from the Chichicastenango region. Traditional tapestry style with beautiful designs and incredible colors. Fantastic texture too! This is a very stunning  huipil from the Chichicastenango region of Guatemala, famous for having one of the largest markets in the country. This huipil measures 32″ across the shoulders, 27″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded).  The neck opening is round and measures 5 1/2″ in diameter with an additional 2″ snap-closed slit to aid in pulling over the head. The sides have been unstitched so that this huipil can be laid out open. The sides can easily be resewn to create armholes.

This three panel huipil is striking with elaborate weaving that features a very unique multicolored classic flower design throughout the body and shoulders featuring roses and calla lilies. 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 very good used condition, with perhaps a few loose threads. There is slight wear around the neck opening and gentle fading of the black background fabric due to age. This is a stunning textile!

$77.00

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#710 Chichicastenango-0936Chichicastenango

 Large and like new huipil from the Chichicastenango region. Traditional tapestry style with beautiful flower design. Fantastic texture and color! This is a very stunning  huipil from the Chichicastenango region of Guatemala, famous for having one of the largest markets in the country. This large huipil measures 38″ across the shoulders, 27″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded).  The neck opening is round and measures 5″ in diameter (this is a very tiny fit for someone with a small head). The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

This three panel huipil is striking with elaborate weaving that features a very unique multicolored classic flower design throughout the body and shoulders. The neckline is decorated with the radiating sun, traditional for the region. The background fabric is woven black cotton. Because this huipil is in like-new condition, the neckline has not be opened to add a snap or tie-close extension. It would most likely need to be opened slightly to fit over an adult head.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in excellent condition with no sign of wear. This is a beautiful textile!

$95.00

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699 Corte Chichicastenango-0548Chichicastenango

Lovely 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 28″ wide and 58″ 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 28″ by 116″ laid out flat.

This corte has elaborately detailed ikat woven stripes throughout that are done in colorful patterns with a cotton blend thread. Look closely! There is very lovely hand embroidery where the seams are joined. The embroidery features wonderful colors and designs. This corte is made of cotton blend threads.

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 fair used condition, with sign of wear, such as a few loose threads and several areas where the fabric has worn thin.

$25.00




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695 Corte Chichicastenango-0559Chichicastenango

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 26 1/2″ 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 1/2″ by 96″ laid out flat.

This incredible corte has elaborately detailed ikat woven stripes throughout that are done in colorful patterns with a cotton blend thread. Look closely! There is very lovely hand embroidery where the seams are joined. The embroidery features wonderful colors and designs. The corte has fantastic shades of purple, pink, salmon, and taupe. There is a hint of metallic thread throughout the textile.

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 couple of slightly worn areas.  A spectacular work of art!

$56.00




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692 Corte Chichicastenango-0530Chichicastenango

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 28″ wide and 55″ 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 28″ by 110″ laid out flat.

This incredible corte has elaborately detailed ikat woven stripes throughout that are done in colorful patterns of deer, corn plants, two-headed eagles and more! Look closely! There is very lovely hand embroidery where the seams are joined. The 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 good used condition, with little sign of wear.  There are a few tiny worn spots. A spectacular work of art!

$49.00




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681 Chichicastenango-0592Chichicastenango

Striking huipil from the Chichicastenango region. Traditional tapestry style with beautiful flower design. Fantastic texture and color! This is a very stunning  huipil from the Chichicastenango region of Guatemala, famous for having one of the largest markets in the country. This huipil measures 32″ across the shoulders, 26″ – 29″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded).  The front and back are not the same length. The neck opening is round and measures 5″ in diameter with an additional 2 1/4″ 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 very unique multicolored classic flower design throughout the body and shoulders. The colors are predominantly pinks and greens. The neckline is decorated with the radiating sun, traditional for the region. The background fabric is woven black cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used condition, with a few loose threads. There is slight wear in a few places in the design and some open/loose weaving along the lower edge. This is a beautiful textile!

$75.00




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675 Chichicastenango-0018Chichicastenango

Stunning huipil from the Chichicastenango region. Traditional tapestry style with beautiful flower design. Fantastic texture and color! This is a very stunning  huipil from the Chichicastenango region of Guatemala, famous for having one of the largest markets in the country. This huipil measures 30″ across the shoulders, 27″ – 31″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded).  The front and back are not the same length. The neck opening is round and measures 5″ in diameter with an additional 3″ 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 very unique multicolored classic flower design throughout the body and shoulders. The colors are predominantly pale salmon pinks and sage greens. The neckline is decorated with the radiating sun, traditional for the region. The background fabric is woven black cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used condition, with a few loose threads. There is slight wear in a few places in the design and some open/loose weaving along the lower edge. This is a beautiful textile!

$75.00

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663 Chichicastenango-0327Chichicastenango

Classic vintage huipil from Chichicastenango! Traditional tapestry style with beautiful floral design. Fantastic texture and color! Very stunning woven huipil from the Chichicastenango region of Guatemala, famous for having one of the largest markets in the country. This elegant huipil measures 34″ across the shoulders, 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6″ in diameter.

This three panel huipil is striking with elaborate weaving that features multi-colored classic rose flower designs. The neckline is decorated with the radiating sun, traditional for the region. The background fabric is medium/heavy-weight burgundy cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used condition some sign of wear. There are a few loose threads and slight color variations.  This is a very lovely piece!

62.00

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661 Chichicastenango-0463Chichicastenango

Unique huipil from the Chichicastenango region. Traditional tapestry style with beautiful designs and incredible colors. Fantastic texture too! This is a very stunning  huipil from the Chichicastenango region of Guatemala, famous for having one of the largest markets in the country. This huipil measures 34″ across the shoulders, 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded).  The neck opening is round and measures 5″ in diameter with an additional 2 3/4″ snap-closed slit to aid in pulling over the head (note: slightly smaller fit over the head). The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

This three panel huipil is striking with elaborate weaving that features a very unique multicolored classic flower design throughout the body and shoulders. The background fabric is woven black cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with perhaps a few loose threads. There is slight wear in a few places in the design. This is a beautiful textile!

$75.00




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