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#715 Colotenango-1061Colotenango

Exquisite woven huipil from the area of Colotenango in the department of Huehuetenango. This striking huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders, and 18″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square and measures approximately 4 1/2″ along each of the four sides. The sides are stitched, creating armholes.

 This three panel huipil is very beautiful and wonderfully soft, with a hand woven pattern throughout. It is decorated with classic designs of Colotenango with Mayan stars. The colors are a very deep brown color with pastel accents on a striped background. The neckline and sleeves are accented in a simple striped stitching. Huipiles from Colotenango are known for their extreme softness due to the use of ‘hilo aleman’ or German thread that is much finer and more expensive than traditional threads.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used condition, perhaps a few loose threads. There is a small hole/repair in the bodice on one side. Perfect for display or for wear!

$69.00

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613 Huehuetenango-0426Colotenango

Wonderfully soft woven huipil from the area of Colotenango in the department of Huehuetenango. This lovely huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders, and 21″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded) not including the fringe along the lower edge. One side is a bit longer than the other. The neck opening is rectangular and measures 4″ by 5 1/2″. The sides are stitched, creating armholes.

 This three panel huipil is very beautiful and wonderfully soft, with a simple hand woven pattern throughout in the classic design of Colotenango. There is a simple striped trim around the collar. Huipiles from Colotenango are known for their extreme softness due to the use of ‘hilo aleman’ or German thread that is much finer and more expensive than traditional threads.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in great used condition, perhaps a few loose threads. Perfect for display or for wear!

$62.00

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605 Colotenango-0347Colotenango

Exquisite woven huipil from the area of Colotenango in the department of Huehuetenango. This striking huipil measures 33″ across the shoulders, and 18″ – 20″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded) not including the fringe along the lower edge. One side is a bit longer than the other. The neck opening is rectangular and measures 5″ by 6 1/2″. The sides sides have been unstitched, but can easily be restitched creating armholes.

 This three panel huipil is very beautiful and wonderfully soft, with a hand woven pattern throughout. It is decorated with classic designs of Colotenango with Mayan stars. The colors are a very deep burgundy/brown color with pastel accents on a striped background. The neckline and sleeves are accented in a simple stitching. Huipiles from Colotenango are known for their extreme softness due to the use of ‘hilo aleman’ or German thread that is much finer and more expensive than traditional threads.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in great used condition, perhaps a few loose threads. Perfect for display or for wear!

$72.00

SOLD

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604 Corte Huehuetenango-0331Colotenango

Spectacular and elaborately hand woven vintage corte or skirt! It is from the area of Colotenango. 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 33″ wide and 44″ 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 33″ by 88″ laid out flat.

This is a wonderful and striking corte. Most cortes are woven on a very wide foot powered loom, but the ones from Colotenango are fully woven on a backstrap loom and are actually two very long panels carefully stitched together to hide the seam.  The accent designs are traditional mayan geomorphic designs woven into the panels and are common for the Colotenango area. They resemble those used in the huipiles of the area. The background is a deep wine with black and orange stripes. woven fabric. The amount of work found in this corte is incredible as it is all hand done. The fabric is super soft and thick and so tightly woven that it weighs just over 3lbs!

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.

This corte is in great used condition, perhaps with a few loose threads. A spectacular Colotenango corte!

$94.00

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547 Colotenango-1363Colotenango

Exquisite woven huipil from the area of Colotenango in the department of Huehuetenango. This striking huipil measures 29″ across the shoulders, and 19 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded) not including the fringe along the lower edge. With the fringe, it measures 23″. The neck opening is roundish/square and measures 5″ along each of the four sides. The sides are stitched, creating armholes.

 This three panel huipil is very beautiful and wonderfully soft, with a hand woven pattern throughout. It is decorated with classic designs of Colotenango with Mayan stars. The colors are a very deep brown color with pastel accents on a striped background. The neckline and sleeves are accented in a simple striped stitching.  The lower edge has been carefully knotted to create an elegant tassle trim. Huipiles from Colotenango are known for their extreme softness due to the use of ‘hilo aleman’ or German thread that is much finer and more expensive than traditional threads.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in great used condition, perhaps a few loose threads. Perfect for display or for wear!

$69.00

SOLD

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Colotenango

Smaller elaborately woven vintage corte, or mayan skirt! It is from the area of Colotenango. 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 27 1/2″ wide and 41″ 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 27 1/2″ by 82″ laid out flat.

This is a wonderful and striking corte. Cortes are sewn together to make a tube.  The accent designs are traditional mayan geomorphic designs common for the Colotenango area that resemble those used in the huipiles of the area. The background is a deep wine and dark blue striped cotton woven fabric. This corte is striking with multicolor designs throughout. There is much use of pure cotton thread in this vintage corte.

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.

This corte is in good used condition for its age. It has been well loved, with a few loose threads, and some slight wear on a few of the designs. It has become softer with age. A beautiful Colotenango corte!

$54.00

SOLD



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Colotenango

Exquisite woven huipil from the area of Colotenango in the department of Huehuetenango.  This beautiful classic huipil measures 36 1/2″ across the shoulders, and 23 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is diamond shaped and each side measures approximately 5 3/4″. The sides are stitched, creating armholes.

 This huipil is very beautiful and wonderfully soft, with a hand woven pattern throughout. It is decorated with classic designs of Colotenango with Mayan stars and zigzag rivers. The colors are a very deep wine color with accents in black and grey on a wine and white background. The neckline and sleeves are accented in a simple grey and wine stitching.  The lower edge has been carefully knotted to create an elegant tassle trim. Huipiles from Colotenango are known for their extreme softness due to the use of ‘hilo aleman’ or German thread that is much finer and more expensive than traditional threads.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in great used condition, perhaps a few loose threads. Perfect for display or for wear!

$67.00

SOLD

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Colotenango

Large embroidered woven corte, or mayan skirt! It is from the town of Colotenango. 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 is a wonderful and striking corte. Cortes are sewn together to make a tube. The center embroidery runs the full length of the corte (both sides). The background is black cotton woven fabric. This corte is striking with designs that feature various colored mayan figures. The embroidered design is machine done free-hand, and are truly an art form. Just amazing!

This corte measures 45″ wide and 49″ 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 45″ by 98″ laid out flat.

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 good used condition. It has been well loved, with a few loose threads, and some fraying along the edges. It has become super soft with age.

$32.00

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