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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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853 Corte-2980Nahualá

Stunning hand embroidered and woven corte, or mayan skirt,  from the Nahualá region of 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 elegant corte measures 40″ wide and 94″ long.

This is a wonderful corte. This corte is elegant with simple decorations that feature colorful mayan designs of corn plants done in ikat stripes. It is woven in accent colors of very soft hues. The background is an indigo blue cotton woven fabric. The randa, or area joining the fabric, is hand embroidery in beautiful colors that run the entire length of the corte. This corte fabric has a crisp feel to it that would be wonderful for use as home decor fabric in addition to being worn.

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 very good used condition, with a smaller repaired hole in one section.

$32.00

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840 Corte-2764Nahualá

Stunning hand embroidered and woven corte, or mayan skirt,  from the Nahualá region of 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 40″ wide and 47″ long (doubled). 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 94″ laid out flat.

This is a wonderful corte. This corte is elegant with simple stripes woven with metallic thread throughout. The background is an indigo blue cotton woven fabric. The randa, or area joining the fabric, is hand embroidery in beautiful colors that run the entire length of the corte. This corte fabric has a crisp feel to it that would be wonderful for use as home decor fabric in addition to being worn.

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 very excellent used condition, with a few loose threads.

$30.00




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821 Corte-2684Nahualá

Stunning hand embroidered and woven corte, or mayan skirt,  from the Nahualá region of 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 elegant corte measures 40.5″ wide and 56″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together to make a tube for wearing. 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 40.5″ by 112″ laid out flat.

This corte is elegant with simple decorations of tiny ikat stripes with alternating stripes of purple. The background is an indigo blue cotton woven fabric. The randa, or area joining the fabric, is hand embroidery in various shades of purple arti-seda thread that run the entire length of the corte. This corte fabric has a crisp feel to it that would be wonderful for use as home decor fabric in addition to being worn.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways in addition to 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 excellent used condition, with a few loose threads.

$34.00

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#750 Nahualá-1699Nahualá

Stunning purple design huipil from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. This elegant huipil measures 30″ across the shoulders, 26″ – 28″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The front and back panels vary in length. The collar is an opening between the panels in both front and back and measures 10 1/2″ in total length. The sides have been stitched, creating arm holes for wearing.

 This huipil is a rich purple woven design with accents in black, blue, green, pink and red. There is a faint purple hue to the background design. There is some bleed of the purple color onto the white background 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.

The pattern is primarily geomorphic designs with quetzales across the shoulders and mayan stars across the chest. This is a very striking piece extremely representative of this region.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition with perhaps a few loose threads. There are numerous stains in mostly pink and purple that may have come from this textile or another washed with it. It blends in nicely with the colors of this textile, but are more pronounced than the standard ‘color run’. This is a stunning textile, perfect for wear or for display!

$57.00

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744 Corte-1569Nahualá

Stunning woven corte, or mayan skirt, with hand embroidered accents from the Nahualá region of 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 elegant corte measures 40″ wide and 47″ 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 94″ laid out flat.

This is a wonderful and elegant corte with a deep indigo blue color and simple white accent stripes. The background is an indigo blue cotton woven fabric. The delicate randa, or area where the fabric joins, is hand embroidered in beautiful colors of red, purple, teal, blue, and brown with light metallic accents that run the entire length of the corte and in one section, across the width. This corte fabric has a crisp feel to it that would be wonderful for use as home decor fabric in addition to being worn.

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 very good used condition, with a few loose threads and a small amount of wear at a few places on the edges. There is one tiny pinhole in the fabric. A very elegant corte!

$32.00

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714 Nahuala-1049Nahualá

Stunning design huipil from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. This elegant huipil measures 27″ across the shoulders, 22″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded), and the collar is an opening between the panels in both front and back and measures 10″ in length. The sides have been stitched to create arm holes for wearing.

 This huipil is a stunning pink woven design with accents in black, blue, green, and orange. There is a pink hue to the background design. The design has some lustrina threads, with some of the classic Nahualá color run around the edges. The pattern is primarily geomorphic designs across the shoulders. This huipil is light/medium weight, woven on a cotton background. On one side at the lower edge is a ‘running stock’ effect of weaving where the extra thread is woven back into the textile. This is common with huipiles from this region.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition with perhaps a few loose threads. There is some very faint discoloration or stains in a couple of places, but nothing that detracts from the beauty of this wonderful huipil. This is a stunning textile, great for wear or for display!

$75.00

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696 Corte Nahuala-0521Nahualá

Stunning hand embroidered and woven corte, or mayan skirt,  from the Nahualá region of 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 is a wonderful corte. This corte is elegant with simple decorations that feature colorful mayan designs of corn plants done in ikat stripes. It is woven in accent colors of very soft hues of purple and greens as well as other colors. The background is an indigo blue cotton woven fabric. The randa, or area joining the fabric, is hand embroidery in beautiful colors that run the entire length of the corte. This corte fabric has a crisp feel to it that would be wonderful for use as home decor fabric in addition to being worn.

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 very excellent used condition, with a few loose threads.

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688 Corte-0502Nahualá

Stunning hand embroidered and woven corte, or mayan skirt,  from the Nahualá region of 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 40″ wide and 46″ 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 92″ laid out flat.

This corte is simple and elegant with copper colored stripes in metallic accented thread on a dark navy-colored woven cotton background. The randa, or area joining the fabric, is hand embroidery in complimentary copper colored thread. This corte fabric has a crisp feel to it that would be wonderful for use as home decor fabric in addition to being worn.

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.

$35.00




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653 Nahuala-1079Nahualá

Wonderfully detailed huipil from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. This stunning huipil measures 32″ across the shoulders, 30″ – 32″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The panels are not even.  The collar is an opening between the panels in both front and back and measures 9 1/2″ in length. (fits over average adult head). The sides have been stitched, creating arm holes for wearing.

 This all cotton older huipil is striking with its detailed woven design in red with accents in blue and green. The pattern is geomorphic designs of large eagles across the chest and back and and small lions and deer across the shoulders. There is bleeding of the red color 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 huipil is in good used vintage condition with perhaps a few loose threads.  There are some stains on the lower section but the running of the red color throughout makes them less obvious. This is a fantastic textile perfect for wear or for display!

$79.00

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645 Nahuala-0562Nahualá

Wonderfully detailed huipil from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. This stunning huipil measures 34″ across the shoulders, 22″ – 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The panels are not even.  The collar is an opening between the panels in both front and back and measures 10 1/4″ in length. (comfortable fit over average adult head). The sides have been stitched, creating arm holes for wearing.

 This all cotton older huipil is striking with its detailed woven design with accents in purple, blue, gold, green and yellow. The pattern is geomorphic designs of large birds across the chest and back and horses running across the shoulders. The background fabric has the look of natural cacao fiber in a rich brown color without the coarse and scratchy texture. This is a very striking piece extremely representative of this region with a very unique design.

Additional photos can be found here.

This beautiful huipil is in excellent used vintage condition with perhaps a few loose threads.  This is a fantastic textile perfect for wear or for display!

$95.00

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643 Nahuala-0585Nahualá

Toro! Toro! Wonderfully vintage red huipil from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. This stunning huipil measures 33″ across the shoulders, 26″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded), and the collar is circular and measures 6 1/4″ in diameter (comfortable fit over average adult head). The sides have been stitched, creating arm holes for wearing.

 This all cotton older huipil is a striking red woven design with accents in blue, gold, green and yellow. The pattern is geomorphic designs of darling bulls across the shoulders and the chest. There is a very faint red hue to the background design. There is bleed of the red color onto the light background 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. This huipil is light/medium weight, woven on a white cotton background. This is a very striking piece extremely representative of this region with a very unique design.

Additional photos can be found here.

This beautiful huipil is in good used vintage condition and shows its age with perhaps a few loose threads. There is some faint staining throughout and a tiny repair on one side. This is a fantastic vintage textile, perfect for wear or for display!

$80.00

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632 Nahuala-0804Nahualá

Smaller purple design huipil from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. This sweet little huipil measures 24 1/2″ across the shoulders, 30 1/2″ across the lower edge , 24″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded), and the collar is square and measures 4″ by 4″ (very small). The sides have been stitched, creating arm holes for wearing.

 This huipil is a rich purple woven design with accents in black, gold, purple, and red. There is a purple hue to the background design. The design is mostly cotton/acrylic threads. There is some bleed of the purple color onto the light background 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. The pattern primarily geomorphic designs of zigzag rivers and Mayan stars across the shoulders and the chest. This huipil is light/medium weight, woven on a white cotton background. This is a very striking piece extremely representative of this region.

Additional photos can be found here.

This darling little huipil is in good used condition with perhaps a few loose threads. There are no major stains. This is a darling textile, perfect for a child to wear or for display!

$42.00

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627 xNahuala-0794Nahualá

Classic Huipil from Nahualá! Traditional three lienzo style with beautiful lions and maize design. Fantastic texture and color! This huipil measures 35″ across the shoulders, 30″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded), the ends are not even and one side is shorter than the other. The neck opening is diamond shaped and measures 5″ x 5″. The sides have been stitched, creating arm holes for wearing.

This huipil is striking with lovely hand woven purple lions and cats adorning the upper part of the bodice. LOVE the lions and cats of this three panel huipil with rich purple woven design. The design is mostly cotton/acrylic threads. The pattern is geomorphic designs of two-headed lions and cats across the shoulders and the chest. This huipil is medium weight, woven on a dark navy/black cotton blend background. This is a very beautiful piece extremely representative of this region.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in great used condition, with almost no sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. There is some slight fading in the deep color from use. A stunning textile!

$59.00

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620 Nahuala-0469Nahualá

Eagles! Striking purple huipil from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. This stunning huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders, 26″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded), and the collar is square and measures 4 3/4″ along each of the four sides (tight fit for avg head).  The sides have been stitched, creating arm holes for wearing.

This huipil is an elegant purple woven design with accents in blue, gold, pink, green and orange. There is a light purple hue to the background design. The design is mostly cotton threads. There is bleed of the purple color onto the light background 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. The pattern is geomorphic designs of large eagles across the shoulders and the chest. This huipil is light/medium weight, woven on a white (now pale purple) cotton background. This is a very striking piece extremely representative of this region.

Additional photos can be found here.

This beautiful huipil is in excellent used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. There is some general fading due to age. This is a wonderful textile, perfect for wear or for display!

$80.00

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615 Corte-0419Nahualá

Stunning hand embroidered and woven corte, or mayan skirt,  from the Nahualá region of 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 42″ wide and 47 1/2″ 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 42″ by 95″ laid out flat.

This is a wonderful corte. This corte is elegant with simple decorations that feature colorful mayan designs of corn plants done in ikat stripes. It is woven in accent colors of very soft hues of purple and greens as well as other colors. The background is an indigo blue cotton woven fabric. The randa, or area joining the fabric, is hand embroidery of striped lines in red, orange , green and purple that run the entire length of the corte. This corte fabric has a crisp feel to it that would be wonderful for use as home decor fabric in addition to being worn.

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 very excellent used condition, with a few loose threads.

$30.00

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609 Nahuala-0394Nahualá

Striking red huipil from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. This stunning huipil measures 30″ across the shoulders, 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded), and the collar is rectangular and measures 6″ by 6 1/4″ (generous). 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 huipil is a rich red woven design with accents in blue, gold, green and orange. There is a red hue to the background design. The design is mostly cotton/lustrina threads. There is bleed of the red color onto the light background 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. The pattern is geomorphic designs of eagles and peacocks across the shoulders and the chest. This huipil is light/medium weight, woven on a white (now pink) cotton background. This is a very striking piece extremely representative of this region.

Additional photos can be found here.

This beautiful huipil is in very good used condition with perhaps a few loose threads. There is some very faint staining in the lower lighter section. This is a wonderful textile, perfect for wear or for display!

$78.00




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594 Nahuala-0164Nahualá

Smaller purple design huipil from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. This sweet little huipil measures 24″ across the shoulders, 23″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded), and the collar is square and measures 4 1/2″ by 4 1/2″ (very small). The sides have been stitched, creating arm holes for wearing.

 This huipil is a rich purple woven design with accents in black, gold, purple, and red. There is a purple hue to the background design. The design is mostly cotton/acrylic threads. There is some bleed of the purple color onto the light background 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. The pattern primarily geomorphic designs of zigzag rivers and Mayan stars across the shoulders and the chest. This huipil is light/medium weight, woven on a white cotton background. This is a very striking piece extremely representative of this region.

Additional photos can be found here.

This darling little huipil is in good used condition with perhaps a few loose threads. There are no major stains. This is a darling textile, perfect for a child to wear or for display!

$45.00

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554 Rebozo Nahuala-1379Nahualá

Stunning pink-design huipil turned decorative textile from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. This elegant runner-style textile measures 18″ in width and 78″ in length, not including the additional 6″ fringe on each end.

 The huipil used in this creation is a rich pink woven design with accents in black, blue, green, pink and red. There is a bleed of the pink color onto the originally white background 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.

The huipil was originally a simple two-panel design that was at some point deconstructed and then the two long panels were resewn end to end, creating this long and lovely textile. Fringe and whimsical designs including Mayan numbers were added to the open areas to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art.

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This textile is in very good used condition. This piece would be a stunning table runner, wall hanging or accent on the foot of the bed! A truly beautiful work of art!

$75.00




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530 Nahuala-0209Nahualá

Classic Huipil from Nahualá! Traditional three lienzo style with beautiful lions and maize design. Fantastic texture and color! This huipil measures 32″ across the shoulders, 24″ – 27″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded), the ends are not even and one side is shorter than the other. The neck opening is scallop shaped (rectangular) and measures 7″ x 7″. The sides have been stitched, creating arm holes for wearing.

This huipil is striking with lovely hand woven purple lions and corn plants adorning the upper part of the bodice. The neck opening is a soft and simple oval. The background fabric is woven deep dark navy blue cotton with faint purple stripes. The unique part of this huipil is the thread used for weaving the lions is a lustrina type thread, which is very fine and shiny, not like many of the acrylic threads commonly used. The navy cotton background fabric has a soft denim feel. The sides had previously been gathered in order to make the huipil narrower, but the stitching has been removed. There are a few creases left from the gathering.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in great used condition, with almost no sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. There is some slight fading in the deep color from use. A stunning textile!

$62.00

SOLD

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