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Very lovely! Woven corte, or mayan skirt, indigo navy with white stripes with a row of 19 beautiful baskets of flowers! It is from the town of Quetzaltenango, also known as Xela. The corte is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth usually 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 43″ wide and 81″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together to make a tube, but this one is not. It is a full flat piece of fabric.

This corte is beautiful with its accented design that is machine embroidered free-hand. The design runs the entire length on the 81” skirt. It is a series of light blue baskets overflowing with colorful flowers. Each flower basket is topped by a pair of hummingbirds and lightly accented by very thin gold thread. The hummingbird pair on each basket varies in color from basket to basket. They are absolutely beautiful! The corte has a seam, or randa, that runs the length of the fabric.

This corte is in excellent used condition, with very little sign of wear.

$50.00

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Beautiful satiny-soft huipil from the Quetzaltenango/Xela region in Guatemala. This huipil measures 35″ across the shoulders, and 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 5 1/2” in diameter.

This super soft huipil is of a lighter weight style made with beautiful colors of purple, yellow, turquoise-green. It has hand-guided machine embroidered flowers in yellow, blue, red, purple, and white cascading down the front and back and adorning the neckline. This huipil is woven on a white cotton background.

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

$60.00

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Beautiful huipil from the Quetzaltenango/Xela region in Guatemala. This huipil measures 32″ across the shoulders, and 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6” in diameter.

This super soft huipil is of a lighter weight style made with beautiful colors of blue, burgundy, turquoise, and red with flowers upon flowers in red, pink, orange, and purple cascading down the front and back and adorning the neckline. The flowers and birds are accented with super fine silver thread. Throughout the body and on the collar are loads of hummingbirds in various colors. This huipil is woven on a black cotton background. The shoulders have a seam on each side giving the huipil a slight taper to the waist.

This huipil is in very good used condition. There is some slight wear in the form of a few loose threads and a slight amount of fading in the lower black section only.

$55.00

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Super large colorful huipil with beautiful weaving and striking embroidery!! It is from the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala (Frequently referred to as Xela). This stunning huipil measures 39″ across the shoulders, and 26 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square and measures 5 1/4″ on each of the four sides. The sides are unstitched, but can easily be restitched if desired.

This brilliantly colored huipil is accented with hand-guided machine embroidery that features roses around the collar as well as down the front and back on a woven background. The detailed embroidery on the collar is roses of red, purple, orange and blue with matching patterns on front and back. A beautiful pair of birds adorns each side of the collar. A red rose garden cascades down both shoulders front and back. Various birds can be seen mixed in with the flowers. The center on both sides has a basket of roses, also accented with birds in a variety of colors. The woven background is full of colors of yellow/gold, blue, red, and green. The sleeves and collar are trimmed with royal blue velvet trim.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with little sign of wear. The lower white cotton portion of the huipil has become slightly dingy in a few places. This is a beautiful piece of wearable art!

$45.00

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Quetzaltenango

$35.00

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Quetzaltenango

Large colorful huipil with beautiful weaving and striking embroidery!! It is from the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala (Frequently referred to as Xela). This stunning huipil measures 33″ 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 are unstitched, but can easily be restitched if desired.

This brilliantly colored huipil is accented with hand-guided machine 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 pink, purple and yellow with matching patterns on front and back. One side of the collar features a butterfly. The other side of the collar shows two birds. The woven background is full of brilliant colors of yellow/gold, blue, and radiant purple. The sleeves and collar are trimmed with black crochet trim.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with little sign of wear. There is a small repair done by the original owner where the collar meets the woven body of the huipil, just below the right-hand bird. The color is a perfect match, and it is hardly noticable. The lower white portion of the huipil has become a tad dingy in a few places. The colors of this huipil are still very brilliant and beautiful and the fabric is wonderfully soft.

$35.00

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Quetzaltenango

Large colorful huipil with beautiful weaving and striking embroidery! It is from the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala (Frequently referred to as Xela). This stunning huipil measures 32″ 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 unstitched, but can easily be restitched if desired.

This brilliantly colored huipil is accented with 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. One side of the collar features a darling deer. The other side of the collar shows a mayan girl wearing her huipil and corte (skirt). The woven background is full of brilliant colors of yellow/gold, blue, purple with green. Where the three panels join, it is accented with a colorful ‘randa’ of beautiful flowers running down the front on both sides. The sleeves are trimmed with a royal blue velvet accent trim.

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

$35.00

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Quetzaltenango

Large colorful huipil with beautiful weaving and striking embroidery!! It is from the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala (Frequently referred to as Xela). This stunning huipil measures 37 1/2″ across the shoulders, and 29 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 5 1/2″ in diameter. The sides are unstitched, but can easily be restitched if desired. The shoulders had previously been gathered and stitched, but the stitching has been removed to extend the huipil to its full size.

This brilliantly colored huipil is accented with 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 yellow, pink, orange and red with matching patterns on front and back. One side of the collar features a darling duck wearing a bow and hat. The other side of the collar shows a small man wearing his traje tending to the flowers. The woven background is full of brilliant colors of yellow/gold, blue, purple with turquoise. Where the three panels join, it is accented with a colorful ‘randa’ of beautiful roses running down the front on both sides. The sleeves are trimmed with an turquoise blue velvet accent trim. The photos do not show how lovely and colorful this huipil is.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with almost no sign of wear. Very enjoyable and very wearable!

$29.00

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Quetzaltenango

Very colorful small huipil with beautiful weaving and striking embroidery! It is from the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala (Frequently referred to as Xela). This darling huipil measures 23 1/2″ across the shoulders, and 19 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 5″ in diameter, with a small 1 1/4″ slit cut on one side. The sides are unstitched, but can easily be restitched if desired.

This huipil is sweet with hand embroidery that features flowers around the neck on a hand woven background. The detailed embroidery on the collar is flowers of yellow, pink and red with matching patterns on front and back. The hand woven background features colorful birds, and where the three panels join, it is accented with a colorful rainbow ‘randa’ running down the front on both sides The sleeves are trimmed with an olive green velvet accent trim that matches the velvet trim on the collar. There is a small frayed/worn area just below the velvet accent at the sleeve on one side.

This huipil is in good used condition, with a few sign of wear.

$25.00

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Quetzaltenango

Beautiful huipil from the Quetzaltenango/Xela region in Guatemala. This huipil measures 30″ across the shoulders, 25 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded), and open out it measures 51″ from bottom edge to bottom edge. The neck opening is square and measures 4 1/2″ x 5” with an additional 2 1/4″ slit.

The colors are very amazing with gorgeous red and yellow flowers cascading down the front and back, with flowers, leaves, birds, and butterflies adorning the neckline on a horizontal woven background. The sleeves are sewn to create armholes. There are gathers on each side, giving it a slightly ruffled look.

This huipil is in very good used condition.

$45.00

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