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829 Santiago Atitlan-2649Santiago Atitlán

Very stunning lake-blue embroidered huipil, full of little birds!! It is from the town of Santiago Atitlán on the shores of Lake Atitlán. This elegant huipil measures 33″ across the shoulders, 29″ across the chest*, and 32″ – 34″  from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The front and back are different lengths. The neck opening is circular and measures 5 1/2″ in diameter. *The sides on this huipil have been taken in approximately 2″ and if let out would make this huipil larger. The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

This huipil is absolutely beautiful with elaborate hand weaving that features row upon row of beautiful little birds filling the bodice. The neckline is accented with lovely hand embroidered flowers. The hand embroidery is accented with many tiny glass beads. The thicker woven cotton background is soft purple with deep burgundy stripes.  In the horizontal stripes there is some use of metallic thread. Just amazing! This is a wonderful example of the incredibly beautiful huipiles of the Santiago Atitlán region.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in great used condition, with minimal sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. There is some slight wear around the neck opening. A spectacular piece of art!

$75.00

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798 Santiago Atitlan-2506Santiago Atitlán

Very stunning light purple, hand embroidered huipil, full of beautiful birds! It is from the town of Santiago Atitlán on the shores of Lake Atitlán. This elegant huipil measures 31.5″ across the shoulders, 24″ across the chest, and 22″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is a generous 7″ x 7.5″. The sides have been stitched to create armholes. *Note, the sides of this huipil have been tailored, taken in and the excess fabric cut, so they cannot be opened out completely.

This huipil is absolutely beautiful with elaborate embroidery that features rows of larger stunning lifelike birds. The embroidery is all done by hand, and is truly an art form. Sadly, these hand made pieces are giving way to the more modern, machine made ones, so these are becoming harder to find. The woven striped cotton background is purple with stripes of dark purple. The color and detail of the birds are just amazing! This is a wonderful example of the incredibly beautiful huipiles of the Santiago Atitlán region.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition with minimal sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. There are two very small faint stains in the bodice and some slight fading of the purple around the neck and sleeves. Nothing to detract from the beauty of this piece of art!

$80.00




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#759 Santiago Atitlan-1991Santiago Atitlán

Very stunning lake-blue embroidered huipil, full of quetzal birds!! It is from the town of Santiago Atitlán on the shores of Lake Atitlán. This elegant huipil measures 27″ across the shoulders, 25 1/2″ across the chest*, and 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is rectangular and measures 5 1/2″ x 6 1/4″. *The sides on this huipil have been taken in approximately 2″ and if let out would make this huipil larger.

This huipil is absolutely beautiful with elaborate hand weaving that features row upon row of beautiful quetzal birds filling the bodice. The neckline and sleeve openings are accented with lovely machine embroidered flower and bird accents. The thicker woven cotton background is light blue with stripes of black and white with some use of metallic thread accents. Just amazing! This is a wonderful example of the incredibly beautiful huipiles of the Santiago Atitlán region.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with minimal sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. There is some slight wear around the neck opening and in a few places in the bodice.

$65.00




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735 Santiago Atitlan-1453Santiago Atitlán

Very unique woven huipil with hand embroidery and crochet flower accents! It is from the town of Santiago Atitlán on the shores of Lake Atitlán. This elegant huipil measures 27 1/2″, 24″ across the shoulders, 24″ across the chest*, and 23″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square and measures 6 1/4″ along each of the four sides. The sides have been stitched closed to create armholes. *This huipil has been taken in from the shoulders a substantial amount. If this stitching was removed, it would measure approximately 28″ across the chest laid flat.

This huipil is stunning with extensive hand embroidered birds across the chest on both sides. These sweet birds are in a variety of colors with strikingly blue eyes and accents of metallic threads. This huipil has the recent and popular style of a crochet flower insert that runs down from the shoulders on both sides. The background fabric is a pink/purple cotton with cranberry stripes. The collar and sleeves are trimmed in a cranberry crochet accent.

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This huipil is in great used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. The background color on this huipil is a soft dye so there are some slight color variations throughout the textile. A stunning piece for wear or display!

$75.00

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685 Santiago Atitlan-0645Santiago Atitlán

Very stunning lavender embroidered huipil, full of hundreds of unique birds!! It is from the town of Santiago Atitlán on the shores of Lake Atitlán. This elegant huipil measures 28″ across the shoulders, and 29″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6″ in diameter.

This huipil is absolutely beautiful with elaborate hand embroidery that features row upon row of beautiful hand-embroidered birds filling the bodice. The neckline is accented with a spectacular design of white calla lilies with a large and detailed bird in the center on each side. This embroidery of the collar is hand-guided machine embroidery.  The woven striped cotton background is soft lavender with stripes of dark purple. Just amazing! This is a wonderful example of the incredibly beautiful huipiles of the Santiago Atitlán region.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with minimal sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. There is some slight wear around the neck opening and in a few places in the bodice.

$87.00

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680 Santiago Atitlan-0441

Santiago Atitlán

Very stunning light blue embroidered huipil, full of beautiful birds! It is from the town of Santiago Atitlán on the shores of Lake Atitlán. This elegant huipil measures 34″ across the shoulders, and 24″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6 1/2″ in diameter. The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

This huipil is absolutely beautiful with elaborate embroidery that features rows of stunning lifelike birds. The embroidery is all done by hand, and is truly an art form. The woven striped cotton background is light blue with stripes of dark blue. The collar is accented with hand stitched flowers with a tiny hint of metallic thread. Just amazing! This is a wonderful example of the incredibly beautiful huipiles of the Santiago Atitlán region.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition with minimal sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. There is slight wear in the bodice and what appears to be repair. The lower edge has wear on one side, but it does not detract from the beauty of this piece of art!

$86.00

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658 Santiago Atitlan-1057Santiago Atitlán

Sweet young girl’s hand-embroidered huipil, full of flowers and birds! It is from the town of Santiago Atitlán on the shores of Lake Atitlán. This elegant huipil measures 18″ across the shoulders, and 19″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 5″ in diameter. The sides have been stitched arm holes.

This vintage huipil is stunning with all hand-embroidery that features roosters and turkeys filling the squares throughout the bodice. The background is a very faint light blue cotton inspired by the nearby lake waters. Hand done embroidery is not often seen on newer huipiles. This lovely vintage huipil was probably passed down to several girls in the same family.

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This huipil is in fair used condition, with some sign of wear, including a few loose threads. This is a beautiful piece of art that would be lovely to display!

$45.00

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588 Santiago Atitlan-0100Santiago Atitlán

Very stunning machine embroidered huipil, full of beautiful birds! It is from the town of Santiago Atitlán on the shores of Lake Atitlán. This elegant huipil measures 33″ across the shoulders, and 29″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is diamond shaped and measures 5 1/2″ along each of the 4 sides. The sides have been stitched arm holes.

This huipil is absolutely beautiful with elaborate embroidery that features rows of stunning birds using a variety of colors inspired by the nearby lake waters. The embroidery is all machine done free-hand, and is truly an art form. The woven striped cotton background is white with stripes of dark purple. Just amazing! This is a wonderful example of the incredibly beautiful huipiles of the Santiago Atitlán region.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used condition, with minimal sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and a few faint stains. This is a beautiful piece of art!

$60.00

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556 Santiago Atitlan-1435Santiago Atitlán

Very stunning lavender-blue embroidered huipil, full of beautiful birds! It is from the town of Santiago Atitlán on the shores of Lake Atitlán. This elegant huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders, and 22 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6″ in diameter. The sides have had the stitching removed to open the arm holes, but can easily be restitched if desired.

This huipil is absolutely beautiful with elaborate embroidery that features rows of stunning birds using a variety of colors inspired by the nearby lake waters. The embroidery is all machine done free-hand, and is truly an art form. The woven striped cotton background is light purple-blue with stripes of dark purple. Just amazing! This is a wonderful example of the incredibly beautiful huipiles of the Santiago Atitlán region.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with minimal sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. There are a few faint stains in the lower bodice section, but they do not detract from the beauty of this piece of art!

$68.00

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514 Santiago Atitlan-0285Santiago Atitlán

Very unique hand woven huipil with embroidery and crochet flower accents! It is from the town of Santiago Atitlán on the shores of Lake Atitlán. This elegant huipil measures 30 1/2″ across the shoulders, and 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6″ in diameter. The sides have been stitched closed to create armholes.

This huipil is very nice with extensive hand embroidery and crochet that feature flowers on the front and back as well as around the collar. The woven striped cotton background is soft pale blue with stripes of dark purple, red, and green. Some of the designs are accented with faint metallic thread.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. There is one small section where the red color has run into the blue background, but it does not detract from the beauty of this vintage garment!

$65.00

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Santiago Atitlán

Very stunning lavender-blue hand embroidered huipil, full of mayan figures!! It is from the town of Santiago Atitlán on the shores of Lake Atitlán. This elegant huipil measures 30″ across the shoulders, and 28″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 7″ in diameter.

This huipil is absolutely beautiful with elaborate hand embroidery that features rows of mayan figures using a variety of colors inspired by the nearby lake waters. The woven striped cotton background is light purple-blue with stripes of dark purple. Just amazing! This is a wonderful example of the incredibly beautiful huipiles of the Santiago Atitlán region.

This huipil is in great used condition, with minimal sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads.

$70.00

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Santiago Atitlán*

Striking huipil made in the style of the Santiago Atitlán area of Guatemala. This huipil measures 34 1/2″ across the shoulders, and 22 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is rectangular, and measures 6” x 7″.

*This huipil was actually made in the neighboring town of Santa Maria de Jesús with the classic design of Santiago Atitlán; as can be seen in the woven striped cotton background in turquoise and blue. The hand guided machine embroidered design shows elegant birds on a leafy background. The design covers the sleeves as well. This huipil is absolutely beautiful with colors inspired by the lake waters.

This huipil is in very good used condition. There is some slight wear in the form of a few loose threads, and very small areas of wear.

$33.00

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Santiago Atitlán

Very unique hand woven huipil with hand embroidery and crochet flower accents! It is from the town of Santiago Atitlán on the shores of Lake Atitlán.

This huipil is very nice with extensive hand embroidery and crochet that feature flowers on the front and back as well as along the shoulders. The collar and randa are hand embroidered with the same heavy thread used on the flower designs. The woven striped cotton blend background is pale blue/purple with stripes of dark blue/purple in an unique open weave style.

This huipil is in fair used condition, with visible signs of wear in the bottom part. The sides on the lower section have been cut open to allow expansion over the hips. This part is well below the bodice design and could be easily repaired or hemmed to hide the rough edges.

$27.00

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Santiago Atitlán

Very stunning lavender hand embroidered huipil, full of lifelike birds!! It is from the town of Santiago Atitlán on the shores of Lake Atitlán.

This huipil is absolutely beautiful with elaborate hand embroidery that features rows of lifelike birds using a variety of shade of white inspired by the reflections of the nearby lake waters. The collar is embroidered with red roses. The woven striped cotton background is light purple with stripes of dark purple. Just amazing! This is a wonderful example of the incredibly beautiful huipiles of the Santiago Atitlán region.

This huipil is in great used condition, with minimal sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads.

$69.00

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Santiago Atitlán

Very stunning lavender hand embroidered huipil, full of lifelike birds!! It is from the town of Santiago Atitlán on the shores of Lake Atitlán. This elegant huipil measures 33″ across the shoulders, and 29″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 7″ in diameter. The sides have had the stitching removed to open the arm holes, but can easily be restitched if desired.

This huipil is absolutely beautiful with elaborate hand embroidery that features rows of lifelike birds using a variety of colors inspired by the nearby lake waters. The collar is embroidered with rosettes of flowers accented with butterflies on each side that run across the shoulders as well. The woven striped cotton background is light purple with stripes of dark purple. Just amazing! This is a wonderful example of the incredibly beautiful huipiles of the Santiago Atitlán region.

This huipil is in great used condition, with minimal sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. There is a slight color variation in the purple colored background.

$68.00

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Santiago Atitlán

Santiago Atitlán

Beautiful vintage item! Very stunning lavender hand embroidered huipil, full of lifelike birds!! It is from the town of Santiago Atitlán on the shores of Lake Atitlán. This elegant huipil measures 30 1/2″ across the shoulders, and 25 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is diamond shaped and each of the four sides measures 5 1/2″ in length. The sides have had the stitching removed to open the arm holes, but can easily be restitched if desired.

This huipil is absolutely beautiful with elaborate hand embroidery that features rows of lifelike birds using a variety of colors inspired by the nearby lake waters. The collar is embroidered with rosettes of flowers. The woven striped cotton background is light purple with stripes of dark purple. Just amazing! This is a wonderful example of the incredibly beautiful huipiles of the Santiago Atitlán region.

This vintage huipil is in great used condition, with minimal sign of wear, perhaps a few very faint stains. There is a slight color variation in the purple colored background.

$75.00

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Santiago AtitlánSantiago Atitlán

Great little boy’s traje or outfit from Santiago Atitlán. This is the classic style for the men and boys from this lakeside town. It is a three piece outfit. The camisa or shirt measures 15” across the shoulders in the back, 17 ½” from the collar to the bottom hem, and the sleeves measure 13” in length. The pantelones or pants measure 18 ½” across the waist (double for full waist size) and 21” from the waist to the bottom hem of the pants. These pants are made square in design and are meant to be gathered at the waist using the faja as a belt. The faja measures 64″ long, not including the fringe which measures an additional 4” on each end. It also measures 5” in width.

This traje is fully hand woven. The camisa has three buttons down the front with a small breast pocket. The collar is accented with a coordinating woven pattern. The pantelones are made in the classic red and white striped Santiago style with colorful accents in a grid pattern on the legs. The faja is woven in a beautiful rose and black design.

All of the items in the traje are in good used condition. The camisa and faja have a few loose threads, and the pantelones have some faint staining in the white section above the designs as well as a few loose threads.

$65.00

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Santiago Atitlán

Very large lovely hand embroidered huipil, beautifully accented with flowers and peacocks! It is from the town of Santiago Atitlán on the shores of Lake Atitlán. This elegant huipil measures 27 1/2″ across the shoulders, and 26″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is diamond shaped and measures 4 1/4″ by 4 1/4″ with an additional slit of 1 1/2″ on one side of the neck. The sides have had the stitching removed to open the arm holes, but can easily be restitched if desired.

This huipil is absolutely beautiful with hand embroidery that features flowers and leaves surrounding the collar in shades of purples and olive greens. The woven cotton background is white with navy blue/black vertical stripes and purple/black woven horizontal stripes. In each square created by the woven lines there are embroidered peacocks of a variety of colors filling each square. Just amazing! This is a wonderful example of the incredibly beautiful huipiles of the Santiago Atitlán region.

A small sewn representation of the owner’s nuhual can be seen on the front inside of the huipil near the bottom. Among the Maya, 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 in great used condition, with minimal sign of wear. There are various small stains on the white background fabric. They do not detract from the beauty of this textile.

$55.00

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Santiago Atitlán

Very large lovely hand embroidered huipil, beautifully accented with life-like flowers! It is from the town of Santiago Atitlán on the shores of Lake Atitlán. This elegant huipil measures 32 1/2″ across the shoulders, and 28″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6″ in diameter. The sides have had the stitching removed to open the arm holes, but can easily be restitched if desired.

This huipil is absolutely beautiful with elaborate hand embroidery that features life-like flowers with branches and leaves surrounding the collar in stunning shades of reds and pinks. The woven cotton background is white with stripes of purple both vertical and horizontal. In each square created by the woven lines there are birds woven into the fabric, filling each square. Just amazing! This is a wonderful example of the incredibly beautiful huipiles of the Santiago Atitlán region.

This huipil is in great used condition, with minimal sign of wear.

$60.00

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Santiago Atitlán

UNIQUE!! Very stunning hand embroidered huipil, full of lifelike birds!! It is from the town of Santiago Atitlán on the shores of Lake Atitlán. This elegant huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders, and 26″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6″ in diameter. The sides have had the stitching removed to open the arm holes, but can easily be restitched if desired.

This huipil is absolutely beautiful with elaborate hand embroidery that features lifelike birds perched on branches using a variety of colors of blue inspired by the lake waters. The collar is embroidered with rosettes of flowers. The woven striped cotton background is white with stripes of purple. Just amazing! This is a wonderful example of the incredibly beautiful huipiles of the Santiago Atitlán region.

This huipil is in great used condition, with minimal sign of wear. The white background has a few very faint stains.

$65.00

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