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476 Corte Nahuala-0022Nahualá

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 41″ 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 41″ by 98″ laid out flat.

This is a wonderful and striking corte. This corte is absolutely beautiful with decorations that feature colorful mayan designs of quetzal birds and corn plants done in ikat throughout. It is woven in accent colors of 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 individual baskets of flowers 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.

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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.

$42.00

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Nahuala 408-0797Nahualá

Stunning purple design huipil from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. This elegant huipil measures 32 1/2″ across the shoulders, 27″ – 31″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded), and the collar is an opening between the panels in both front and back and measures 11 1/2″ in 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. The design is mostly cotton/acrylic threads. 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 primarily geomorphic designs with turkeys across the shoulders and mayan stars across the chest. 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. 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 huipil is in very good used condition with perhaps a few loose threads. There are no major stains. This is a stunning textile, perfect for wear or for display!

$68.00

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Nahuala 407-0778Nahualá

Stunning and huge white huipil from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. This elegant two panel huipil measures 37 ″ across the shoulders, 32″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded), and the collar is is an opening between the panels in the front and measures 8″ in length, with an addition 2″ slit on each side across the shoulders. 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 striking with its elaborately detailed woven design in predominantly red metallic thread with primary color accents throughout. The bodice is decorated with geomorphic figures including turkeys, birds, snakes and others. This huipil is light/medium weight, woven on a white cotton background. This is a very striking piece extremely representative of this region.

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This huipil is used and in very good used condition with perhaps a few loose threads. There are a couple of small stains in the lower white section. There are two slightly larger stains in one area along a side just below the design. These can be seen in the addition photos This would be a stunning garment for wearing or display!

$64.00

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Tzute Nahuala 405-0980Nahualá

Beautiful tzute from the town of Nahualá. This spectacular woven tzute measures 31 1/2″ wide, and 34″ long, composed of two panels joined in the middle. The tassels at each corner measure 12″ in length and are deep burgundy in color.

This tzute is striking with classic hand woven geomorphic animal figures throughout the textile all in predominately red hues. There is a rainbow of soft hued accent colors throughout the tzute. The background is woven cotton that has taken on a pink hue due to the even bleeding of the red color onto the background fabric, which is a desirable trait in the textiles 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. Where the two panels join, there is a lovely hand-embroidered randa that extends the full length of the textile. This randa is stitched in silken and lustina threads, similar to that used in the woven design of the tzute. This is a wonderful example of a tzute from Nahualá.

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This tzute is in excellent used condition, with very few signs of wear. This is a stunning display piece!

$87.00

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Nahuala 398-0917Nahualá

Stunning white huipil from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. This elegant two panel huipil measures 34″ across the shoulders, 28″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded), and the collar is somewhat round (scalloped) and measures 6″ in diameter. 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 delicate soft pink woven design with colorful accents in pale pinks, blues, greens and yellows. The bodice is decorated with geomorphic figures of mayan warriors/soldiers, corn plants, birds, and a variety of other figures. There is much use of satiny lustrina threads, particularly in the randa where the the two panels join in the middle. There is some bleed of the pink 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. 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 huipil is used and in excellent used condition with perhaps a few loose threads. There are no stains in the lower white section. Please note that there is a very slight variation in the color of each of the panels (sides) of this huipil. One side is slightly lighter than the other. This would be a stunning garment for wearing or display!

$80.00

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Nahuala 396-0914Nahualá

Stunning white on white design huipil from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. This elegant huipil measures 32″ across the shoulders, 27″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded), and the collar is an opening between the panels in both front and back and measures 9 1/2″ in length. 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 delicate white woven design with accents in black, blue, green, pink and orange. There is a faint pink hue to the background design. The background design is mostly lustrina threads, with a very slight amount of the classic Nahualá color run around the edges. The pattern primarily geomorphic designs with turkeys across the shoulders. This huipil is light/medium weight, woven on a white 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 used and in very good used condition with perhaps a few loose threads. There is some very faint discoloration in a couple of places, but nothing that detracts from the beauty of this wonderful white huipil. There are no major stains. This is a stunning textile, perfect for wear or for display!

$75.00

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Camisa Nahualá 388-0831Nahualá

Darling young boys’ camisa shirt from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. This deep red camisa measures 19 1/2″ across the shoulders from tip to tip, not including the 11″ length of each sleeve. The length from shoulder to bottom edge is 23 1/2″. The head opening is a generous hemmed slit down the front with a decorative collar. This camisa has been constructed to allow expansion in both the bodice and the length and width of the sleeves with some basic stitching. It appears to be able to be expanded approximately 6″ across the chest and 3″ on each of the sleeve lengths and 1 1/2″ on the diameter of each sleeve.

This camisa is woven in a soft red cotton blend and trimmed with classic geomorphic diamond patterns that are traditional in the area of Nahualá. The accent patterns are mainly yellow with pink, green, purple, and a variety of other colors woven in predominantly acrylic threads. The background fabric is deep red with stripes of white, green, yellow, blue, and orange.

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This camisa is in excellent condition; almost like new. There is slight fuzzing of the threads on the collar area, more than likely due to storage. A great chance to have a wonderful boys’ camisa. Perfect for display or wear!

$45.00




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Stunning white on white design vintage huipil from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. This elegant huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders, 24″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded), and the collar is an opening between the panels in the front and measures 10″ in length. 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 delicate white woven design with accents in peach, blue, green and orange. It is very difficult to photograph this huipil to show the delicate white on white weaving. One lienzo (one side front and back) is woven with a primarily soft gold thread and the other side is woven with a primarily soft pink thread. This huipil is lightweight, woven on a white cotton background. On one side at the lower edge is an open part of the weaving, resulting in a tassel style look.

This huipil is in very good used condition with perhaps a few loose threads.

$68.00

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Stunning white on white design huipil from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. This elegant three panel huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders, 21″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded), and the collar is round and measures 6″ in diameter. 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 delicate white woven design with colorful accents in red, blue, green and yellow. The lions at the shoulders and on the bodice are woven is a silver thread, creating a lovely shadow effect. It is very difficult to photograph this huipil to show the delicate white on white weaving. This huipil is light/medium weight, woven on a white cotton background. The collar is trimmed in the ‘radiating sun’ style of the huipiles of the region, particularly those of Chichicastenango. .On the lower edge are loose threads, creating an slightly unraveled effect.

*A technique unique to the region of Nahualá 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 is a very striking piece extremely representative of this region. This particular huipil has a minor amount of this ‘bleed’ effect surrounding the lions, perhaps from the silver thread or the blue accent thread. It is very faint, but still slightly visible.

This huipil is used and in excellent used condition with perhaps a few loose threads.

$70.00

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Stunning white on white design huipil from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. This elegant huipil measures 29″ across the shoulders, 28 1/2″ 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 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 delicate white woven design with accents in black, blue, green and orange. It is very difficult to photograph this huipil to show the delicate white on white weaving. This huipil is light/medium weight, woven on a white 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. It is slightly lumpy with open weaving on the lower edge.

This huipil is used and in excellent used condition with perhaps a few loose threads.

$80.00

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Hand embroidered woven corte, or mayan skirt! It is from the town of Nahualá. 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 elegant corte. Cortes are sewn together to make a tube. The center hand stitched embroidery runs the full length of the corte (both sides). The background is deep navy cotton woven fabric. This corte is elegant with a simple ikat design throughout, joined by an equally simple hand stitched embroidery.

This corte measures 39″ 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 39″ by 94″ 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 very 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.

$37.00

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Classic Huipil from Nahualá! Traditional three lienzo style with beautiful cats and maize design. Fantastic texture and color! This huipil measures 31 1/2″ across the shoulders, 24″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is rectangular/oval and measures 7″ x 8″.

This huipil is striking with lovely hand woven purple cats and corn plants adorning the upper part of the bodice. The sides are closed to create sleeve openings. 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.

This huipil is in great used condition, with almost no sign of wear.

$49.00

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$19.00

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Striking faja (belt) made in the town of Nahualá. Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 114″ long, and 8” wide. The woven geomorphic figure design runs approximately 25” on each side for the larger sections and about 5″ each for the small sections on the ends.

This faja is woven in a stunning purple themed section on one side and red themed section on the opposite side. The end sections are similar in the predominately red backgrounds. The are covered with geomorphic woven figures in a rainbow of colors. The background fabric is a black cotton woven fabric with burgundy red stripes.

This faja is in good used condition with some minor sign of wear, including a few loose threads and some very faint staining in the lighter areas.

$38.00

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Unique red huipil from Nahualá. This huipil measures 32″ across the shoulders, 21″ – 23″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (one panel is shorter than the others). The neck opening is diamond shaped and measures 4 1/2″ in length on each of the four sides.

This huipil is striking with a bright red woven design on a white background. The design is predominantly red with accents of blues, greens, and oranges. The design is classic for the town of Nahualá with figures of birds and other creatures. The background fabric is woven white cotton. The red woven area is done in a thread that does not lose its color with washing.

This huipil is in good used condition, with a few signs of wear. Perhaps some loose threads, as well as a few faint stains. There is a small faint line on the left side, a very faint purple stain on the right side where the color from something else faded, and a few tiny dots on the white background. There is also a very tiny hole near the bottom edge of white section. These flaws are very slight and not easily seen.

$30.00

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Classic Huipil from Nahualá! Traditional two lienzo style with beautiful lion and maize design. Fantastic texture and color! This huipil measures 29 1/2″ across the shoulders, 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is where the two lienzos meet and is 9″ in length from front to back.

This huipil is striking with lovely hand woven purple lions and corn plants adorning the upper part of the bodice. The sleeves are trimmed with coordinating accents. The neck opening is simply trimmed where the two lienzos join together. The background fabric is woven deep dark navy blue with faint light green 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.

This huipil is in great used condition, with almost no sign of wear.

$35.00

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Hand embroidered huipil from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. This very large huipil measures 30″ across the shoulders, and 38″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6 1/2″ in diameter.

This ceremonial style huipil has elaborate embroidery that features the traditional double-headed eagle as well as the zigzag feathered serpent in deep burgundies, with accents in green, red, blue, yellow, purple, orange, and pink. The background fabric is a super soft, slightly faded pink cotton. A technique unique to the region of Nahualá 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 is a very striking piece, extremely representative of this region. This huipil has some slight variation in the color of the background fabric for this reason.

This huipil is used, and shows wear. The background fabric has become extremely soft from use with some faint staining.

$30.00

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Stunning huipil from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. This huipil measures 30″ across the shoulders, 24″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded), and open out it measures 48″ from bottom edge to bottom edge. The neck opening is round and measures 7″ in diameter.

The striking lion design is done primarily in deep red/burgundy with accents in blues, greens, pinks, and oranges. The sleeves are sewn to create armholes and are also accented with figures. This huipil is light/medium weight, sewn on a cotton background. A technique unique to the region of Nahualá 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 is a very striking piece extremely representative of this region.

A small sewn representation of the owner’s nuhual can be seen on the front near the bottom. Among the Quiché Maya (K’iche’) each person has his or her own nahual who watches over and protects him. The nahual can sometimes be found sewn into the lower part of a huipil so that it can always be kept close.

This huipil is used and in very good condition.

$80.00

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