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883 Zunil verde-4203Zunil

Early vintage threads and design! This lovely huipil is from Zunil, in the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala. This unique huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders, 31″ across the chest,  and 23″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures approximately 5.25″ in diameter. The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

This huipil is woven with cotton blend threads that is common for the Zunil region. It has large red and brown leaf-style designs done in hand embroidery in all cotton threads that surround the collar. The collar and sleeve openings are trimmed in acrylic thread crochet. Lovely and unique pattern!

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with some slight wear in the cotton thread design. A stunning textile!

$56.00

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733 Zunil-1430Zunil

Lovely orange and black faja (belt) from the area of Zunil, in the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala.. Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 82″ long, with an additional 3 1/2″ – 6″ fringe on each end. One fringe end is braided, the other is loose. It measures approximately 1 1/2” wide. The intricately woven design runs approximately 31” of the total length.

This faja is woven with a deep black background. There are eye catching designs woven into the background in red, orange, and yellow. A flower, bird, and face can be seen in the pattern. The other end of the faja is left plain as is the custom of the belts.

Additional photos can be found here.

This faja is in very good condition with a small amount of wear. Perhaps a few loose threads in the designs, and some slight wear on the tassels.

$28.00

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#711 Zunil-0949Zunil

Bright and detailed embroidery on this textile! This striking huipil is from Zunil, in the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala. It measures 33″ across the shoulders and 30″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures approximately 6″ in diameter with a small 3/4″ slit to allow ease in pulling over the head. The sides have been partially stitched to create arm holes.

This incredible huipil is woven with cotton/acrylic blended threads that is common for the Zunil region. It features lovely flowers radiating from the neck opening in wonderful detail, with similar accenting designs on the shoulder caps. In the very center of the collar design on both sides is and embroidered little farmer and his wife all done with free-hand machine embroidery. The cute little farmers are also featured on the beautiful design that runs down the front and back in the center where the panels join. The background is white with colorful stripes.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in excellent used condition, with few signs of wear, perhaps a few loose threads at the opening of the collar and sleeves from wear. A lovely huipil with beautiful colors!

$71.00

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641 Zunil-0601Zunil

Amazing and detailed embroidery on this textile! This very unique huipil is from Zunil, in the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala. It measures 31″ across the shoulders and 29″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6″ in diameter (generous). 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 incredible huipil is woven with cotton/acrylic blended threads that is common for the Zunil region. It features the great Mayan warrior, Tecún Umán, and others surrounded by large mayan glyphs and beautiful roses. All the embroidery is hand-guided machine done and is amazing! The background is pale lilac dove grey and teal grey stripes. There is a delicate fringe on one side.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in great used condition, with a few signs of wear, perhaps a few loose threads around the neck and sleeve openings. This is a spectacular textile with detail not often seen!

$62.00

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573 Zunil-0197Zunil

Amazing hand embroidery on this textile! This very unique huipil is from Zunil, in the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala. It measures 31″ across the shoulders and 27 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 5″ in diameter. The sides have been stitched closed a tiny bit just under the arm openings, the remainder of the sides are open.

This striking huipil is woven with cotton/acrylic blended threads that is common for the Zunil region. It features hand-done embroidery that surround the collar and the sleeves as well as down the front and back where the panels join. The background is pale dove grey with pinkish red stripes.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in excellent used condition, with few signs of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and some pulling of the background fabric. This is a spectacular textile with detail not often seen!

$54.00

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564 Zunil-0275Zunil

Bright and detailed embroidery on this textile! This striking huipil is from Zunil, in the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala. It measures 33 1/2″ across the shoulders, 35″ wide across the lower edge,  and 32″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures approximately 5″ in diameter (very tight to pull over adult head). The sides have had the stitching removed to open the arm holes, but can easily be restitched if desired.

This interesting huipil is woven with cotton/acrylic blended threads that is common for the Zunil region. It features alternating burgundy/red and black stripes. The burgundy/red stripes were done in a thread that allowed the color to run, creating a wonderful washed color effect on the light background. The collar is trimmed in hand-guided machine embroidery in a lovely red color.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used condition, with few signs of wear, perhaps a few loose threads at the collar and a couple on tiny white spots on the black stripe on one side. A lovely huipil with beautiful colors!

$49.00

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553 Zunil-1347Zunil

Bright and detailed embroidery on this textile! This striking huipil is from Zunil, in the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala. It measures 32 1/2″ across the shoulders, 26″ wide across the lower edge,  and 32″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures approximately 5 1/2″ in diameter (very tight to pull over adult head). The sides have been stitched to create arm holes.

This incredible huipil is woven with cotton/acrylic blended threads that is common for the Zunil region. It features lovely birds radiating from the neck opening in wonderful detail, with similar, accenting designs on the shoulder caps. The beautiful birds are done with free-hand machine embroidery that surround the collar and the sleeves. The neckline is trimmed in burgundy velvet. The background is pale dove grey with colorful stripes.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in excellent used condition, with few signs of wear, perhaps a few loose threads at the collar and sleeves and a couple of slight marks on the lower section. A lovely huipil with beautiful colors!

$65.00




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549 Zunil-1328Zunil

Wonderfully detailed embroidery on this textile! This striking huipil is from Zunil, in the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala. It measures 36″ across the shoulders and 31″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures approximately 5″ in diameter. The sides have been stitched to create arm holes.

This incredible huipil is woven with cotton/acrylic blended threads that is common for the Zunil region. It features lovely flowers radiating from the neck opening in wonderful detail, with accenting designs on the shoulder caps. The beautiful flowers are done with free-hand machine embroidery that surround the collar and the sleeves. The background is pale dove grey with colorful stripes.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with a few signs of wear, slight wear and a few loose threads at the collar and sleeves, and some pulling of the background fabric where the huipil was previously gathered at the shoulders. A lovely huipil with beautiful colors!

$35.00

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545 Zunil-0131Zunil

Amazing and detailed embroidery on this textile! This very unique huipil is from Zunil, in the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala. It measures 33″ across the shoulders and 32″ 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 closed a tiny bit just under the arm openings, the remainder of the sides are open.

This incredible huipil is woven with cotton/acrylic blended threads that is common for the Zunil region. It features an entire pueblo going about daily life in wonderful detail. The beautiful scene is done with free-hand machine embroidery that surround the collar and the sleeves. The collar and sleeve openings are trimmed in black velveteen. The background is pale dove grey and very pale purple with yellow and green stripes.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with a few signs of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and some pulling of the background fabric. This is a spectacular textile with detail not often seen!

$82.00

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543 Cinta Zunil-0346Zunil

Elegant and long cinta from the town of Zunil. Women wear this style of cinta in their hair as part of their outfit. This very colorful cinta measures 3/4″ wide and 104″ in length, not including the additional 7″ of tassels on each end.

This rigid cinta is finely woven with geometric designs in three different color patterns that run the full length of the cinta. The colors sections are: bronze brown with a very faint metallic accent, a simple green color with accent stripes, and a rose pink section with very blue and teal accents. The tassels are soft braided black threads that extend from each end.

Additional photos can be found here.

This cinta is in great used condition with very slight wear of the weaving along the edge. A very unique piece that can be displayed in many ways!

$31.00

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541 Cinta Zunil-0336Zunil

Elegant and long cinta from the town of Zunil. Women wear this style of cinta in their hair as part of their outfit. This very colorful cinta measures 109″ in length, not including the additional 5 1/2″ of tassels on each end.

This rigid cinta is finely woven with geometric designs in three different color patterns that run the full length of the cinta. The colors sections are: purple with a very faint colorful metallic accent, a simple deep red color with accent stripes, and a multicolor section with very detailed weaving. The tassels are soft braided black threads that extend from each end.

Additional photos can be found here.

This cinta is in very good used condition with very slight wear of the weaving along the edge. A very unique piece that can be displayed in many ways!

$28.00

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481 Corte Zunil escudo-0062Zunil

Large vintage woven corte, or mayan skirt, full of lovely Guatemalan quetzal birds! It is from the town of Zuníl. 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 46 1/2″ wide and 45″ 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 46 1/2″ by 90″ laid out flat.

This is a wonderful and striking corte. This corte is very beautiful with rows upon rows of elegantly poised quetzales as represented in the Guatemalan coat of arms found on the national flag. The pattern is done in a rainbow of colors, alternating with rows of bright colors of pinks and purples. The background is black cotton blend woven fabric.

Additional photos can be found here.

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 good used condition, with some loose threads, and some minor wear along the woven design at the edge. This is a very striking textile in a unique design!

$60.00

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478 Corte Zunil pavo real-0044Zunil

Large vintage woven corte, or mayan skirt, full of lovely peacocks! It is from the town of Zuníl. 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 44 1/2″ 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 44 1/2″ by 94″ laid out flat.

This is a wonderful and striking corte. This corte is very beautiful with rows upon rows of royally perched peacocks in a rainbow of colors, alternating with rows of bright pink lattice work weaving. The background is black cotton blend woven fabric. The randa, or area joining the seams in the fabric, is hand guided, machine embroidery. The design is simple white circles that run the length of the corte.

Additional photos can be found here.

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 good used condition, with some loose threads, and some wear along the woven design at the edge and on embroidered accents. There is a section of the white embroidery that has be completely worn away. This is a very striking textile in a unique design!

$60.00




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474 Corte Zunil-1405Zunil

Large woven corte, or mayan skirt, full of mayan designs!! It is from the town of Zuníl. 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 45″ wide and 44″ 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 45″ by 88″ laid out flat.

This is a wonderful and striking corte. This corte is absolutely beautiful with decorations that feature colored mayan designs throughout. It is woven in a rainbow of colors. The background is black cotton woven fabric. The randa, or area joining the fabric, is hand guided, machine embroidery. The design is a lovely row of rose buds with green leaves that run the length of the corte.

Additional photos can be found here.

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 good used condition, with a few loose threads, and very slight wear along the woven design and embroidered accents.

$50.00

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466 Corte Zunil-0625Zunil

Vintage woven corte, or mayan skirt, full of designs! It is from the town of Zuníl. 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 colorful measures 45″ long and 32″ wide from side to side as shown in the photo. Cortes are sewn together to make a tube. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 32″ by 90″ laid out flat.

This is a striking vintage corte. This corte is beautiful with decorations that feature colored mayan diamonds throughout. It is woven in many shades of purples and pinks. The background is black cotton blend woven fabric. The randa, or area joining the fabric is free-hand machine embroidery of circles that run the length of the corte.

Additional photos can be found here.

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 good used condition, with a few loose threads, and some wear along the embroidered accent as well as some wear along the edges.

$45.00

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458 Zunil -0571Zunil

Lovely jars and bright colors! This bright huipil is from Zunil, in the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala. This unique huipil measures 28″ across the shoulders and 27″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is rectangular and measures 4 1/2″ by 5 1/2″. The sides have been stitched closed about an inch just under the arm openings, the remainder of the sides are open.

This huipil is woven with cotton/acrylic blended threads that is common for the Zunil region. It has large jars as accents that are free-hand machine embroidery and surround the collar and the sleeves, and flow down the front and back. The collar and one of the sleeve openings are trimmed in soft lilac thread.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used condition, with some wear in the trim threads surrounding the neck opening and the sleeve edges.

$28.00

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433 Zunil-0108Zunil

Lovely blues and peacocks too! This large huipil is from Zunil, in the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala. This unique huipil measures 32″ across the shoulders and 36″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6 1/4″ in diameter.

This larger huipil is woven with cotton/acrylic blended threads that is common for the Zunil region. It has accent peacocks that are free-hand machine embroidery that surround the collar and the sleeves. The collar and one of the sleeve openings are trimmed in dark green velveteen.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with a few signs of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and the green velvet trim is missing on one of the sleeve openings.

$38.00

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432 Corte Zunil-0097Zunil

Large embroidered and woven corte, or mayan skirt, full of designs! It is from the town of Zuníl. 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 42″ wide and 93″ 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 is a wonderful and striking corte. This corte is absolutely beautiful with decorations that feature colored mayan stars throughout. It is woven in many shades of blues, mostly done in lustrina threads! The background is black cotton woven fabric. The randa, or area joining the fabric is free-hand machine embroidery of suns, moons, and flowers that run the length of the corte. This corte is fairly thick and very heavy ~ 3 pounds!

Additional photos can be found here.

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 good used condition, with a few loose threads, and very slight wear along the embroidered accent as well as a small amount of wear along the edges.

$49.00

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412-Cinta Zunil-0156Zunil

Elegant and long cinta from the town of Zunil. Women wear this style of cinta in their hair as part of their outfit. This colorful cinta measures 132″ in total length and 1 1/8″ in width. The tassels at each end measure 16″ each.

This cinta is finely hand woven with mayan figures that represent the colorful daily life along with diamonds and zigzags representing the mountains and rivers of Guatemala running the full length of the cinta.

Additional photos can be found here.

This cinta is in good used condition with slight signs of wear, mainly on the tassels.

$49.00

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411-Cinta Zunil-0146Zunil

Elegant and long cinta from the town of Zunil. Women wear this style of cinta in their hair as part of their outfit. This colorful cinta measures 133″ in total length and 1″ in width. The tassels at each end measure 15″ each.

This blue-green cinta is finely hand woven with zigzags in abundance running the full length of the cinta. The color is a beautiful aquamarine that reflects the color of the waters found in the lakes and oceans in Guatemala. This elegant cinta has much fine quality thread throughout. The colors are bright and striking. The pom-poms are soft and silky to the touch.

Additional photos can be found here.

This cinta is in very good used condition with very little sign of use, with perhaps a couple of tiny worn spots along the edge.

$48.00

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