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877 Quetzaltenango-4253Quetzaltenango

Wonderfully soft and beautiful huipil from the Quetzaltenango/Xela region in Guatemala. This huipil measures 35″ across the shoulders, 34″ across the chest, and 29.5″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 5.75” in diameter with an additional 1.5″ slit to aid in pulling over the head. The sides have been partially stitched to create armholes.

The colors are a sea of rich raspberry purples and pinks with lovely black and white ikat stripes. The collar is trimmed with machine embroidery of flowers in purple and pink. The same embroidery cascades from the shoulders where the panels join. The collar is trimmed with black vevet-like accent. The background fabric is a nubby, raw white cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition. There are a few loose threads and some wear around the neck opening. A spectacular textile!

$68.00

SOLD

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827 Quetzaltenango-2725Quetzaltenango

Very large, classic huipil with beautiful weaving and striking embroidered accents! It is from the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala (Frequently referred to as Xela). This bright huipil measures 30″ across the shoulders, 30″ across the chest, and 27″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 5.75″ in diameter. The sides have had most of the stitching removed so that it can open completely but can be easily stitched to create armholes.

This brightly colored huipil is accented around the collar with hand-guided, machine-done embroidery that features pink and red flowers. The woven background is done in a rainbow of colors. The weaving features geomorphic figures of zigzag rivers and mayan stars. Where the panels join in this three panel huipil, there is a colorful ‘randa’ of hand sewn seams. The background fabric is a woven white cotton. The neck and sleeve openings are trimmed in a soft velveteen. This huipil has been lined with a soft brown commercial fabric. This is a soft but very heavy huipil!

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with little sign of wear, a few loose threads and slight wear in the design in a couple of places. A wonderfully colorful textile for wear or display!

$84.00

SOLD

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764 Quetzaltenango-2076Quetzaltenango

Very large, classic vintage huipil with beautiful weaving and striking embroidered accents! It is from the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala (Frequently referred to as Xela). This lovely older huipil measures 36″ across the shoulders, 40″ across the lower edge, and 31″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures approximately 5 3/4″ in diameter (snug fit over adult head). The sides are stitched to create armholes.

This softer colored huipil is accented around the collar with hand-guided, machine-done embroidery that features a sweet girl and bird in a garden of flowers. The woven background is woven in lighter hued colors. The weaving features geomorphic figures of birds, corn plants, zigzag rivers, and mayan stars. Where the panels join in this three panel huipil, there is a colorful ‘randa’ of hand sewn seams. The background fabric is a woven white cotton. The neck and sleeve openings are trimmed in a black velveteen. The lower edge is an added-on white commercial fabric.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used vintage condition, with some sign of wear, some loose threads and slight wear at the head opening and on the chest and randa. A wonderfully beautiful textile for wear or display!

$75.00

SOLD



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730 Quetzaltenango-1376Quetzaltenango

Very large, classic huipil with beautiful weaving and striking embroidered accents! It is from the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala (Frequently referred to as Xela). This bright huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders, and 34″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 5″ in diameter with an additional 1 3/4″ tie-closed slit to aid in pulling over the head. The sides are stitched to create armholes.

This brightly colored huipil is accented around the collar with hand-guided, machine-done embroidery that features pink and red flowers. The woven background is done in a rainbow of colors. The weaving features geomorphic figures of birds, corn plants, zigzag rivers, and mayan stars. Where the panels join in this three panel huipil, there is a colorful ‘randa’ of hand sewn seams. The background fabric is a crisp woven white cotton. The neck and sleeve openings are trimmed in a soft velveteen. This is a soft but very heavy huipil!

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in great used condition, with little sign of wear, a few loose threads and slight wear in the design in a couple of places on the chest, and a faint stain in the lower, white cotton section. A wonderfully colorful textile for wear or display!

$98.00

SUSPENDED

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724 Quetzaltenango-1331Quetzaltenango

Wonderfully soft and simple huipil from the Quetzaltenango/Xela region in Guatemala. This huipil measures 25″ across the shoulders, 20 1/2″ across the chest, and 26″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The sides have been tailored and taken in for a fitted look, but can be opened to approximately 26″ across the chest with another 4″ that can be added for taking out the shoulder folds. The neck opening is rectangular and measures 8″ by 6 1/4” (very generous).

The colors are a sea of purples with geomorphic figures including rivers and mountains and corn plants. The collar and sleeves are trimmed with a slightly metallic accented crochet trim. The background fabric is white cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in great used condition, with perhaps a few loose threads. This a wonderfully soft piece that would great to wear or display!

$50.00

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676 Quetzaltenango-0862Quetzaltenango

Wonderfully soft and beautiful huipil from the Quetzaltenango/Xela region in Guatemala. This huipil measures 29″ across the shoulders, and 29″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6” in diameter.

The colors are a sea of blue and yellow/gold with accents in a variety of other colors. The collar is trimmed with machine embroidery of flowers in purple and blue and an accent of birds in the center of the collar and flower accents running down both sides from the shoulders. The collar and sleeves are trimmed with burgundy vevet-like accent in like new condition. The background fabric is white cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in fair used condition. There are a few loose threads and some faint staining in the lower white section. There is wear in various areas with a few small holes where the collar embroidery joins the bodice. A wonderfully soft and lovely textile!

$38.00

SOLD



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649 Quetzaltenango-0956Quetzaltenango

Wonderfully soft and beautiful huipil from the Quetzaltenango/Xela region in Guatemala. This huipil measures 33″ across the shoulders, and 24 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6” in diameter.

The colors are a sea of purple, pink, and yellow/gold. The collar is trimmed with machine embroidery of flowers in purple and blue and an accent of birds in the center of the collar and flower accents running down both sides from the shoulders. The collar and sleeves are trimmed with burgundy vevet-like accent in like new condition. The background fabric is black cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition. There are a few loose threads and possible faint staining in the lower black section. There is wear along the bottom edge of the black cotton fabric with some hanging loose threads and open areas.

$64.00

SOLD



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640 Xela-0607Quetzaltenango

Large purple pastel huipil with beautiful weaving and striking embroidered accents! It is from the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala (Frequently referred to as Xela). This bright huipil measures 38″ across the shoulders, and 28″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6″ in diameter (generous). The sides are stitched to create armholes.

This brightly colored huipil is accented around the collar with hand-guided, machine-done embroidery that features pink, purple and yellow flowers. The woven background is done in a rainbow of soft pastel colors with threads that have bled slightly to give the white background a soft purple color. The weaving features geomorphic figures of little people, corn plants, zigzag rivers, and mayan stars. Where the panels join in this three panel huipil, there is a colorful ‘randa’ of hand sewn seams. The neck and sleeve openings are trimmed in a soft velvet. This is a soft but very heavy huipil!

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in great used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads in the randa and a  very faint stain in the lower, white cotton section. A wonderfully colorful textile for wear or display!

$102.00

SOLD



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565 Quetzaltenango-0256Quetzaltenango

Colorful huipil with beautiful weaving and striking embroidery! It is from the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala (Frequently referred to as Xela). This bright huipil measures 34 1/2″ across the shoulders, and 23″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6″ in diameter. The sides are stitched to create armholes.

This brightly colored huipil is accented with hand-guided, machine-done embroidery that features flowers around the neck. The woven background is done in a rainbow of colors. The background weaving features geomorphic figures of corn plants, zigzag rivers, and mayan stars. Where the panels join in this three panel huipil, there is a colorful ‘randa’ of hand sewn seams. This hand embroidered work takes much time to complete, adding to the beauty of this work of art.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in great used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and faint discoloration of the lower, white cotton section. There is some very minor wear around the collar. A wonderfully colorful textile for wear or display!

$68.00



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Very bright and beautiful huipil with detailed weaving! It is from the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala (Frequently referred to as Xela). This unique huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders, and 24 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is scalloped shaped and measures approximately 8 1/2″ by 5 1/2″. The sides have been stitched to create arm holes.

This huipil is elaborately woven with intricate designs throughout the bodice. It has deer, butterflies, mayan figures, corn plants, feathered serpents and zig zag rivers all done in artiseda thread that shimmers. All of this is woven on a light blue, almost denim colored soft cotton background. The seams where the panels join are also sewn with the beautiful thread creating a decorative randa.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in excellent used condition, with perhaps a few loose threads and slight variations in the color of the lower section. It is a very beautiful textile with unique colors!

$56.00

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Quetzaltenango

Colorful vintage smaller huipil with beautiful weaving and striking embroidery! It is from the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala (Frequently referred to as Xela). This stunning huipil measures 23 1/2″ across the shoulders, and 22″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 5 1/2″ in diameter. The sides are stitched to create armholes.

 This brightly colored huipil is accented with embroidery that features flowers and doves around the neck and flowers down the front and back on a woven background. The detailed embroidery on the collar is roses of pink, blue and red with matching patterns on front and back. The woven background is full of colors of yellow/gold and burgundy. The neckline and sleeves are trimmed with a royal blue velvet accent trim.

Additional photos can be found here.

 This vintage huipil is in good/fair used condition. The lower white cotton section has a few discolorations and faint stains. Some of the stitching is slightly worn. This is a very lovely vintage textile.

$30.00

SOLD

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Very unique huipil with beautiful weaving and striking embroidery! It is from the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala (Frequently referred to as Xela). This lovely huipil measures 27″ across the shoulders (tip to tip), 20″ across the chest (under the armpits), and 22″ across the lower edge.  The huipil measures 23 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square and measures 6″ by 6″. The sides have been sewn to create armholes. All measurements have been made while laid flat.

This gold colored huipil is accented with all embroidery that features flowers around the neck and down the front and back on a woven background. The detailed embroidery on the collar is flowers of copper and yellow with matching patterns on front and back. The woven background is full of traditional mayan figures in yellow/gold, with copper and green accents. Where the panels join in this three panel huipil, there is a colorful ‘randa’ of beautiful flowers running down from the shoulders on both sides. The sides of this square huipil have been taken in to create more of a tailored blouse effect.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and faint discoloration of the lower, white cotton section.

$55.00

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Colorful huipil with beautiful weaving and striking hand done embroidery! It is from the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala (Frequently referred to as Xela). This bright huipil measures 34 1/2″ across the shoulders, and 23″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6″ in diameter.

This brilliantly colored huipil is accented with all hand done embroidery that features flowers around the neck and down the front and back on a woven background. The detailed embroidery on the collar is roses of pink, orange and red with matching patterns on front and back. In the center of the collar is a sweet pair of birds hovering over their babies in a nest. The woven background is full of brilliant colors of yellow/gold, and purple with black accents. The background weaving features geomorphic birds in various colors and a row of mayan stars. Where the panels join in this three panel huipil, there is a colorful ‘randa’ of beautiful flowers running down from the shoulders on both sides. This hand embroidered work takes much time to complete, adding to the beauty of this work of art.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and faint discoloration of the lower, white cotton section.

$65.00

SOLD

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Vintage daily use huipil from the Quetzaltenango region in Guatemala. This huipil measures 31 1/2″ across the shoulders, and 27″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6 1/2” in diameter.

The colors are a sea of purple, black, green and white.  The sides are closed, creating sleeve holes. The lower section is a faded denim colored blue.

This huipil is in fair used condition. There is some wear in the form of a few loose threads and a couple of worn areas around the neckline. There is general discoloration throughout the huipil due to age. The bodice has creases in the fabric where the huipil was gathered and sewn to make it smaller.

$20.00

SOLD

 

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Beautiful huipil from the Quetzaltenango/Xela region in Guatemala. This huipil measures 32″ across the shoulders, and 28″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6” in diameter.

The colors are a sea of purple, pink, and yellow/gold. The collar and shoulders are trimmed with machine embroidery of flowers in purple and blue and an accent of darling lambs in the center of the collar.

This huipil is in very good used condition. There are a few loose threads and possible faint staining in the lower white section.

$50.00

SOLD

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Striking antique silk  huipil from Quetzaltenango/Xela region in Guatemala!  Fantastic texture and color! This huipil measures 34″ across the shoulders, 29 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 5 1/2″ in diameter.

This three panel huipil is striking with elaborate weaving that features traditional geomorphic animal shapes throughout the bodice in super soft silk threads of varying shades of burgundies, purples, reds, golds, and greens. Birds, mayan stars, and mountain ridges can be seen  in the design. The neckline is decorated with an added, embroidered collar adorned with colorful flowers and trimmed in black velvet. The background fabric is a silky soft fine cotton in a rich taupe color.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with a few flaws, perhaps a few loose threads. Due to the age of this antique huipil, there is some variation and fading in the color of the bodice below the design where some of the coloring has changed, but nothing to distract from the beauty of this vintage item.

$70.00

SOLD

 

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Beautiful huipil from the Quetzaltenango/Xela region in Guatemala. This huipil measures 34″ across the shoulders, and 26″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6” in diameter.

The colors are a sea of purple, bright blue, and yellow/gold, with red, yellow, blue, and pink flowers cascading down the front and back and adorning the neckline. Joining the flowers around the collar are darling girls in the center, one on each side of a pair of quetzales (Guatemala national bird). Both sides of this stunning huipil are very ornately decorated with this beautiful hand-guided machine embroidery. The collar and sleeves are trimmed with a beautiful deep velvet.

This huipil is in good used condition. There are a few loose threads and very faint staining in the lower white section.

$50.00

SOLD

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Beautiful huipil from the Quetzaltenango/Xela region in Guatemala. This huipil measures 36″ across the shoulders, and 28″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 5 1/2” in diameter and has an additional 1 1/2″ slit on one side to allow more headroom.

The colors are a sea of purple, bright pink, and yellow/gold, with purple, white, and red flowers cascading down the front and back and adorning the neckline. Joining the flowers around the collar is a darling bluebird on one side and a darling duck in a bonnet on the other. Both the collar and sleeves are trimmed with a black crochet trim.

This huipil is in good used condition. There is some slight wear in the form of a couple of loose threads and a slight amount of discoloration in the lower white section where the pink has faded into the white cotton. The black section at the bottom has faded a bit as well.

$34.00

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Beautiful huipil from the Quetzaltenango/Xela region in Guatemala. This huipil measures 29″ across the shoulders, and 21″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6” in diameter.

The colors are a sea of purple, black, green and yellow/gold, with colorful stitching  cascading down the front and back. Around the collar are machine-embroidered flowers with a sweet pair of birds on each side. This huipil was previously gathered on each side, but the stitching has since been removed. The sides are closed, creating sleeve holes.

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This huipil is in good used condition. There is some wear in the form of a few loose threads and a couple of worn areas around the neckline.

SOLD

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Beautiful huipil from the Quetzaltenango/Xela region in Guatemala. This huipil measures 27 1/2″ across the shoulders, and 27″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6” in diameter.

This huipil is a huipil de luto (mourning) generally worn after the death of a spouse or loved one; thus the extensive use of purple. It is a beautiful example of luto huipil that is not often seen for sale.

The colors are a sea of purple, black,and yellow/gold, with purple pansies cascading down the front and back and adorning the neckline. Joining the pansies around the collar are a sweet pair of hummingbirds on one side and a solitary hummingbird on the other. There are gathers on each side, giving it a slightly ruffled look, and the sides are closed, creating sleeve holes.

This huipil is in very good used condition. There is some slight wear in the form of a couple of loose threads and a slight amount of discoloration in the lower white section where the purple has faded into the white cotton. There is a very tiny hole on the lower white part where one of the gathers was pulled. It is perhaps 1mm in diameter; very difficult to notice.

$40.00

SOLD

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