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417 Sombrero rosado San Juan Atitan-0599San Juan Atitán

Spectacular sombrero from the town of San Juan Atitán. The men in this town proudly wear this heavier weight straw hat with their traditional clothing. San Juan Atitán is one of the few regions left in Guatemala where the men continue to wear their traditional Maya clothing instead of opting for the less expensive ‘western’ clothing. This sombrero measures 19 1/2″ around the inside of the hat (head size), is 3″ tall, with a brim of 2 1/4″ all the way around. The four ribbons that wrap around the hat extend beyond the hat by 3″ to 7″.

This wonderful sombrero is made from braided straw that appears to be hand stitched with accents of black straw braided into the top and the brim, as well as under the brim. The brim has an extra, second, layer of straw stitched on to create a stiffer brim to give it extra support. The accent ribbons include a wide ribbon of black velveteen, a thin ribbon of raspberry satin, a blue with gold chain accent ribbon, and a row of twisted fuchsia yarn.

Please note that this item can be combined with the camisa, tzute, faja, and capixaij (capishay) from San Juan Atitán that we have for sale to have a man’s outfit from the pueblo, just add white cotton pants and it is complete! Great photo of how they are generally worn here.

Additional photos can be found here.

This sombrero is in very good used condition. There is some very slight darkening of the straw on the inside where is fits onto the head. This is a spectacular piece, and not often seen!

$62.00




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415 Faja San Juan Atitan-0537San Juan Atitán

Striking faja/sash made in the town of San Juan Atitán. Fajas are generally used as the belt to hold up the corte/skirt in the mayan woman’s traje or outfit. But in this case, this faja or sash is worn by the men of this town over their woolen capixaij (capishay) or coverall.  This elegant faja measures 86″ long, and 8” wide. The woven geomorphic figures measure approximately 3 1/4” wide on each side.

This faja is woven in stunning purple and red cotton threads with acrylic blend accent designs and delicate twisted tassels on each end.

Additional photos can be found here.

Please note that this item can be combined with the sombrero, tzute, camisa, and capixaij (capishay) from San Juan Atitán that we have for sale to have a man’s outfit from the pueblo, just add white cotton pants and it is complete! Great photo of how they are generally worn here.

This faja is in very good used condition with very little sign of wear. A very lovely textile!

$28.00

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San Juan Atitán

Super elegant and large huipil with beautiful weaving and design! It is from San Juan Atitán in the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala. This expansive huipil measures 38″ across the shoulders, and 31″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square and measures 4″ by 5 1/2″. The sides have been sewn to create armholes.

This special occasion use huipil is striking with woven designs that feature radiant suns, Mayan stars and crosses throughout the shoulders and bodice on both sides, with large accent squares at the shoulders. The neck, shoulder, and chest area is woven with cotton and acrylic threads that have a multitude of colors including red, purple, turquoise, and blue. The background is striped cotton with red, purple and white stripes. The neckline and shoulders are trimmed with a hand embroidered accent in black.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very excellent condition, with no sign of wear. There are a few loose threads from the weaving process, but this huipil appears new! This is a very glorious textile!

$117.00




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San Juan Atitán

 Very striking and very large huipil with beautiful weaving and design! It is from San Juan Atitán in the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala. This expansive huipil measures 40″ across the shoulders, and 33 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square and measures 4 1/2″ by 6″. The sides have been sewn to create armholes.

This huipil is striking with woven designs that feature radiant suns, Mayan stars, butterflies, geomorphic deer, and rivers throughout the shoulders and bodice on both sides. The neck, shoulder, and chest area is woven with cotton and acrylic threads that have a multitude of colors including red, pink, green, turquoise, and blue. The background is red cotton with white stripes. The neckline and shoulders are decorated with a hand embroidered accent in green, purple and blue.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in excellent condition, with a few sign of wear. There is a very small amount of wear on the accent at the sleeves and perhaps a few very small and faint stains. This is a very glorious textile!

$110.00

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Very striking small Santo huipil with beautiful weaving and striking embroidery!! It is from San Juan Atitán in the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala. This darling Santo huipil, used to dress the saint statues in the church, measures 13 1/2″ across the shoulders, and 17 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square and measures 4″ by 6 1/2″.

This huipil is sweet with woven designs that feature radiant suns on both sides. The neck, shoulder, and chest area is woven with cotton and acrylic threads that have a multitude of colors including red, pink, green, turquoise, and blue. It is sewn onto a red cotton background with white stripes

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

$50.00

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San Juan Atitán

Very traditional small huipil with beautiful weaving and striking embroidery!! It is from San Juan Atitán in the Huehuetenangoregion of Guatemala . This darling huipil measures 16″ across the shoulders, and 20″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square and measures 4″ by 5″.

This huipil is sweet with woven designs that feature birds on one side and radiant suns on the other around the neck. The woven neck and shoulder area is sewn on to a predominantly red and white woven cotton background.

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

$25.00

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