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741 Coban-1513Coban

Beautiful, hand-embroidered eyelet style blouse from the region of Coban. This huipil measures 33″ across the shoulders, 28″ across the chest, and 19″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6″ in diameter. The sides have been stitched to create armholes. The sides have been tailored with stitching and if removed would allow this huipil to be made wider.

This lovely white huipil is fully hand embroidered on a commercial medium/heavy-weight eyelet background. The design around the collar and on the sleeves includes rows of beautiful flowers hand-embroidered in a variety of colors. There are tiny accent beads in the center of some of the flowers. The collar and sleeves are trimmed in a black crochet accent. The background fabric is a white commercial fabric with scalloped edges along the bottom. This huipil does not have a formal hem.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with perhaps a few loose threads. This would be a fantastic piece to wear or display. The handwork in the flowers is amazing!

$50.00

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726 Coban-1336Coban

Beautiful, hand-embroidered eyelet style blouse from the region of Coban. This huipil measures 29 1/2″ across the shoulders and 26 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6″ in diameter. The sides have been stitched to create armholes. There are gathers along each of the shoulders that if removed would allow this huipil to be made wider.

This delicate pale pink huipil is fully hand embroidered on a commercial light-weight eyelet background. The design around the collar and on the sleeves includes rows of beautiful tiny flowers hand-embroidered in a variety of colors. The background fabric is a pale pink commercial fabric with scalloped edges along the bottom. The inside has been lined with soft cotton fabric.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in fair vintage condition, with signs of wear. The red trim at the collar and sleeves is coming loose in several places and can easily be stitched back on or removed. Some of the black thread netting between the flowers in the bodice has come loose. There are some very faint stains. This would be a fantastic piece to wear as is or use for a project. The handwork in the flowers is amazing!

$35.00

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651 Coban-0994Coban

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603 Coban-0319Coban

Incredible vintage huipil, full of deer! This huipil is from the town of Coban in the region of Alta Verapaz. This lovely huipil measures 34” across the shoulders and 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is rectangular and measures 5” along each of the four sides. The sides are stitched to create armholes.

This older huipil is elegant with its very detailed weaving in pure cotton throughout the garment. This older style huipil has small figures of deer throughout. This huipil is full of colors, although slightly muted due to the age of this textile. The background fabric is a medium to light weight woven black cotton. The collar and sleeves are trimmed in black crochet accent. There is a section of black commercial cotton fabric added along the lower edge. This is often done to create a longer garment for the wearer.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used condition for its age, with some sign of wear in the form of some loose threads, and some very subtle fading of the color, particularly in the black background fabric.

$62.00

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Tactic 400-0966Coban

Incredible vintage huipil, full of detailed figures! This huipil is from the town of Coban in the region of Alta Verapaz. This lovely huipil measures 39” across the shoulders, 36″ across the chest, and 17″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is rectangular and measures 4 1/2” x 6 1/2”. The sides are stitched to create armholes.

This antique huipil is elegant with its very detailed weaving in pure cotton throughout the garment. This older style huipil has tiny figures of mayan men standing in the milpa (corn field) surrounded by corn plants and birds accented with rows mayan stars. This huipil has a rainbow of colors, although slightly muted due to the age of this textile. The quality of the weaving of this garment is very fine and very detailed; another sign of its age. The background fabric is a medium weight woven black cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with a little sign of wear in the form of a couple of loose threads, and some very subtle fading of the color, particularly in the black background fabric. There are faint creases in the fabric where the huipil was gathered and sewn to make it smaller, but has since been opened to its full size. These are easily ironed out. The colors in these sections are slightly brighter than the rest of the huipil. This is a great opportunity to have a beautiful antique textile.

$62.00

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Coban 384-0726Coban

Beautiful, smaller, light-weight eyelet style blouse from the region of Coban. This huipil would be perfect for a young girl to wear! This huipil measures 27″ across the shoulders, 20″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6 1/2″ in diameter. The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

This delicate white huipil is fully hand embroidered around the collar on a commercial style light-weight background. The design around the collar and on the sleeves includes rows of beautiful tiny flowers in a variety of colors. The background fabric is soft white. The sleeves are trimmed with a black crochet accent.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good condition, with a few minor signs of wear. There are a few very tiny spots on the bodice. The photo is a bit darker than the actual huipil to emphasize the eyelet design of the background fabric, but it is a wonderful bright white. This is a darling huipil, perfect for a young girl or for display!

$28.00

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Beautiful light-weight large eyelet style blouse from the region of Coban. This huipil measures 33″ across the shoulders, 28 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square and measures 8″ x 8″.

This delicate huipil is fully hand embroidered around the collar on a commercial style light-weight background. The design around the collar and on the sleeves includes beautiful tiny flowers in a variety of colors. The background fabric is a soft light blue. The sleeves are trimmed with a black crochet accent.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good condition, with a few minor signs of wear. There are a few slightly discolored areas on the bodice along the outside edges.

$30.00

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Very lovely! Woven corte, or mayan skirt, black with white stripes and silver thread! It is from the town of Coban. 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 wonderful and striking corte measures 42″ wide and 79″ long (doubled). Cortes are sewn together to make a tube. This corte has the opening at the 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 42″ by 158″ laid out flat. There is an extra matching piece of fabric added at the bottom of the corte (on the width to make it 42″wide) to make it longer for taller women.

Additional photos can be found here.

 This corte is beautiful with its simple design that is common for the Coban region. The photos do not show how beautiful this corte is. Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc.

 This corte is in great used condition, and very soft, with very little sign of wear.

$32.00

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Darling child’s huipil in the style of the area of Coban. This huipil measures 27 1/2″ across the shoulders, 17 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 4 1/2″ in diameter.

This sweet huipil is fully hand embroidered on a cotton blend commercial material. The design aound the collar and on the sleeves includes beautiful flowers and birds, with a basket in the center of the design. The colors are reds, purples, blues, and yellows. The background fabric is light blue in color. The sleeves and collar are trimmed with a black crochet accent.

This huipil is in very good condition, with a few minor signs of wear. The bodice has creases in the fabric where the huipil was gathered and sewn to make it smaller, and there is some slight discoloration in the background fabric.

$27.00



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Elegant light-weight gauze style blouse from the region of Coban.

This unique huipil is made of a hand woven gauze weight background with woven ‘river’ designs in white throughout the bodice. The  collar is a simple square-neck design. The colors are a deep burgundy background with white accents. The lower section of this hupil has an added section of black commercial fabric that helps to stabilize the soft gauze and allows for the huipil to easily tuck into the corte (skirt).

This three panel huipil is in very good condition, with few signs of wear.

$32.00

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Beautiful light-weight gauze style blouse from the region of Coban. This huipil measures 28″ across the shoulders, 16 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6 1/4″ in diameter.

This sweet huipil is fully hand embroidered around the collar on a hand woven gauze weight background. The design aound the collar and on the sleeves includes beautiful flowers. The colors are reds, purples, blues, and yellows. The background fabric is a lovely pink in color. The sleeves are trimmed with a black crochet accent.

This huipil is in very good condition, with a few minor signs of wear with a few minor spots on the bodice. The shoulders have been gathered and sewn to make it smaller.

$38.00

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Darling child’s huipil in the style of the area of Coban. This huipil measures 26″ across the shoulders, 15 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 5 1/4″ in diameter.

This sweet huipil is fully hand embroidered on a cotton blend commercial material. The design aound the collar and on the sleeves includes beautiful flowers and birds, with a basket in the center of the design. The colors are reds, purples, blues, and yellows. The background fabric is aqua green-blue in color. The sleeves are trimmed with a black crochet accent.

This huipil is in very good condition, with a few minor signs of wear. The bodice has creases in the fabric where the huipil was gathered and sewn to make it smaller.

$22.00

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Beautiful huipil from Coban! Full of deer! This huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders, 24 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6″ in diameter.

This lovely two panel huipil is striking with elaborate weaving that is full of deer in a variety of colors. This huipil is fully woven with ‘arti-seda’ thread which is a soft, silk-like brilliant thread. The collar as well as the sleeves are trimmed in a light burgundy ‘arti-seda’ crochet accent. This huipil is super soft! The background fabric is woven deep navy/teal blue cotton.

This huipil is in great used condition. Perhaps a few loose threads.

$45.00

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Modern Huipil from Coban! Fantastic texture and brilliant blue color! This huipil measures 31 1/2″ across the shoulders, 22″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is diamond shaped and measures 5 1/2″ in length on each of the four sides.

This huipil is striking with an iridescent blue woven base with diamond accents in various colors. The background fabric is heavy woven black cotton. The unique part of this huipil is the thread used for weaving the colors is a lustrina type thread, which is very fine and shiny, not like many of the acrylic threads commonly used.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with little sign of wear. Perhaps some loose threads.

$30.00

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Very lovely! Woven corte, or mayan skirt, black with white stripes and silver thread! It is from the town of Coban. 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 wonderful and striking corte measures 40″ wide and 82″ long (doubled). Cortes are sewn together to make a tube. This corte has the opening at the 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 164″ laid out flat. There is an extra matching piece of fabric added at the bottom of the corte (on the width to make it 40″wide) to make it longer for taller women. This corte is fairly heavy due to its length; it weighs 2 1/2 pounds.

This corte is beautiful with its simple design that is common for the Coban region. The photos do not show how beautiful this corte is.

This corte is in great used condition, and very soft, with very little sign of wear.

$40.00

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Hand embroidered gorro or cap for a child. From the Coban region of Guatemala. It is crafted using the same techniques that artisans use to make huipiles. The flower adornment is the same found on huipiles of the Coban region. This textile is made from one woven panel that measures 27″ long by 9″ wide. The stitching that ran along one edge to form it into the cap has been removed, but is very easily replaced.

This gorro has elaborate hand embroidery that features pastel colored flowers in rows along the length of the fabric. These beautiful flowers are created by twisting the yarn on the surface of the fabric and then tacking it back down from the underside. The colors are pinks, purples, blues, yellows, and oranges with green for the leaves. They are sewn on a black cotton background.

This gorro is in excellent condition, with no signs of use.

$20.00

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