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807 Tecpan-1733Tecpán

This striking huipil is from the area of Tecpán. This lovely huipil measures 28” across the shoulders, 22.5 across the chest*, and 19″ – 22″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The front and back differ in length. The neck opening is square and measures 5.5″ x 5.5″. The sides have been sewn to create armholes. *The sides have been taken in substantially (4″+ on each side) to give this huipil a more fitted look. If the stitching was removed it would make it much wider.

This huipil has beautiful tapestry-style weaving that features flowers and birds across the chest in beautiful colors. The shoulders are accents with similar flower designs. The background fabric is heavier white woven cotton blend. There is an extra added panel of white commercial fabric along the bottom to even out the sides and make the huipil longer.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used condition with few signs of wear, some slight wear and a stain spot on the lower edge. A lovely textile!

$32.00

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803 Corte Chichicastenango-3057Chichicastenango

Amazing pink and purple corte/skirt from the Chichicastenango area. This is a woven corte, or mayan skirt 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 elegant corte measures 26″ wide and 48″ 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 26″ by 96″ laid out flat.

This incredible corte has elaborately detailed colorful ikat woven stripes throughout! There is very lovely hand embroidery where the seams are joined. The embroidery features wonderful colors and designs of flowers and more with accents in metallic thread. The pale pink and indigo blue stripes alternate with the ikat stripes on this medium weight fabric.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides just for wearing, 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 great used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and slight wear along the edges.  A spectacular work of art!

$54.00

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#802 Corte-3136Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in soft lilac and teal colors with lovely ikat design! 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, folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt).

This simple yet elegant corte measures 43″ wide and 92″ long (laid flat). Cortes are sewn together to make a tube. 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 43″ by 184″ laid out flat, more than 5 yards of fabric!

This corte is beautiful with its lilac, purple, green, and teal stripes with a grey ikat design. This heavier yet softly draping fabric is soft and wonderful to the touch.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides just for wearing, 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 little to no sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A lovely textile!

$24.00

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801 Corte Chajul-3146Chajul

Wonderfully large and soft corte from the region of Chajul in Ixil Triangle in Guatemala. 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 40″ wide and 70″ long (doubled). This corte has the opening at the 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 40″ by 140″ laid out flat. There is an additional row of stitching on this corte that divides the tube into two sections. One is folded inside the other to create a ‘lining’ to the skirt. Note that the corte has been extended by adding an extra strip along the end. Some taller women prefer a longer skirt than the looms provide. This is very common.

This is a wonderful and striking corte. This corte is absolutely beautiful with its deep cranberry color and woven accent stripes. It is not nearly as red as it appears in the photos. The fabric has almost a brushed feel to it.  This light to medium weight corte is super soft to the touch and drapes beautifully!

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides skirts, 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 perhaps a few loose threads and and a few small worn areas. A very lovely textile!

$29.00

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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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796 Cargador-2424Cargador – Carrier

This large and sturdy carrying cloth is less formal that the traditional tzute, but a necessity in daily life. It is used for carrying  everything from small children to purchases made at the market. It measures 46″ by 47″. It is made of two large panels with a lovely hand stitched randa design where the two panels meet.

The colors of this wonderful woven carrier are rich golds, olive greens, wine reds, and more! The carrier is accented with grey and white ikat style stripes throughout.

Additional photos can be found here.

This lovely cloth can be used for many things including as a wonderful table covering. It is in very great used condition with perhaps a few loose threads.

$45.00

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793 San Juan Cotzal-2342San Juan Cotzal

Very detailed vintage huipil from the village of San Juan Cotzal. This striking smaller huipil measures 25″ across the shoulders, 23.5″ across the chest, and 26″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is rectangular and measures 4″ x 4.75″ (very small, might need to cut neckline to fit over adult head). The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

This huipil features extensive and elaborate weaving of geomorphic figures that are representative for the area. There are many birds, deer, corn plants, and people woven throughout. The weaving is a rainbow of colors woven on a red and white horizontal striped background. The lower section under the designs is a fantastic raw (nubby) white and purple cotton. The collar has been trimmed with a purple fabric and accented with narrow colorful stitching. This is a very fully woven early design that shows a quality not often seen

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 a very slightly faded area on one side just under the collar and a 1.5″ square repair on one side of the chest on the other side. Perfect textile for display or wear!

$70.00

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792 Rebozo Nebaj-2437Nebaj

Beautiful large perraje/rebozo or shawl from the village of Nebaj. This very elegant perraje would be worn over the shoulders or folded and placed on top of the head. This lovely textile measures 23″ in width and 37″ in length, not including the additional 5″ – 7″ fringe on each end.

This classic Nebaj shawl is woven with the traditional stripes in many colors including the predominant green, deep blue, and cranberry. The figures tell a wonderful tale and include corn plants, birds, horses, and people throughout the design. The delicate fringe creates a very elegant touch to the ends. The decorative weaving of geomorphic animal figures is representative for the area of Nebaj.

Additional photos can be found here.

This perraje is in excellent used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. Very lovely textile for display or use!

$90.00

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790 Corte-2412Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in soft pewter grey colors with lovely ikat design and metallic accents! 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, folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt). This simple yet elegant corte measures 44″ wide and 81″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together to make a tube for wearing.

This corte is beautiful with its soft pewter grey colors and ikat design that is accented with with metallic thread that makes this corte glow. This is a lighter weight.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides just for wearing, 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 little to no sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A lovely textile!

$27.00

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788 Faja-2354Faja

Unique hand-woven and hand-embroidered faja (belt) made in the town of Santa Maria de Jesús (but of a generic design). Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 91″ long, with an additional 7″ of tassel on each end. It measures 2.5” wide. The stitched flower design runs approximately 34” of the total length.

This faja is woven with a black background color with burgundy stripes along each edge and is accented with a fully hand woven design. The flowers are woven into the belt in a complimenting spectrum of muted colors of oranges and purples with green leaves.

Additional photos can be found here.

This faja is in fair used condition with some wear. There are two areas where the flower design is worn through and some knotting of the tassel ends. A lovely vintage item!

$14.00

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785 Totonicapan-2313Totonicapán

Lovely child’s huipil with beautiful all hand stitched embroidery! This small huipil measures 26.5″ across the shoulders, and 17″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square and measures 4.25″ x 4.25″. The sides are stitched to create armholes.

This rich lavender colored huipil is accented with all hand done machine embroidery that features birds and flowers around the neck on a commercial fabric background. There is matching embroidered accents at the sleeve openings. This is a sweet little huipil.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in great used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. This is a stunning textile for display!

$35.00

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784 Tactic-2300Tactic

Bright blue child’s huipil! This huipil is from the town of Tactic in the region of Alta Verapaz. This lovely little huipil measures 21” across the shoulders and 19″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is somewhat circular shaped (scalloped) and measures  5.5” in diameter. The stitching along the sides has been removed to allow this huipil to open fully.

This darling little three-panel tailored huipil is colorful with its mayan geomorphic designs throughout the body. The weaving is accented with traditional zigzag rivers the bodice. The colors are green, teal, pink, and blue. There is some use of metallic thread in this huipil. The background fabric is a medium weight royal blue cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used condition, with a little sign of wear in the form of some loose threads. This is a lovely little huipil, great for display!

$25.00

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783 Chichicastenango-2332Chichicastenango

Sweet white cotton child’s huipil from the Chichicastenango region. Clean, elegant style with great designs. This is a lovely huipil from the Chichicastenango region of Guatemala, famous for having one of the largest markets in the country. This huipil measures 23″ across the shoulders, 21″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 4.5″ in diameter with an additional 2″ snap-closed slit to aid in pulling over the head (sized for child’s sized head). The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

This three panel huipil is striking with simple weaving that features colorful flowers throughout the bodice on both sides. The collar is accented with the classic radiating sun in red and black that is traditional for the region. The background fabric is woven white cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition for its age, with perhaps a few loose threads and a couple of very small and faint stains. The lower edges of the panels have a lumpy warp where the extra threads are woven back into the huipil (very common for huipiles from Chichicastenango). This is a beautiful vintage textile that would be lovely for display!

$45.00

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781 Nebaj-2259Nebaj

Very detailed woven vintage huipil from the village of Nebaj full of figures. This ornate huipil measures 34.5″ across the shoulders, 35″ across the chest, and 22″ -24″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The panels are not equal in length. The neck opening is round and measures approximately 5.5″ in diameter (very tiny fit over adult head). The sides have had the stitching removed so that the huipil can open fully but can easily be stitched to create armholes if desired.

This huipil features extensive and elaborate weaving of geomorphic figures including various birds, deer, people, and horses that are representative for the area of Nebaj. The figures tell a wonderful story. The colors are a variety of greens, golds, whites and more on a background that is medium weight black woven cotton blend. The collar has accent trim.

Additional photos can be found here.

This vintage huipil is in excellent used condition with very little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A very elegant piece, perfect for display or wear!

$90.00

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780 Comalapa-2193Comalapa

Great textured huipil with colorful flowers! It is from the town of Comalapa. This lovely huipil measures 29″ across the shoulders, 28.5″ across the chest*, and 22″ from the shoulders to the lower edge. The head opening is more or less square and measures 6.5″ x 6.5″ (generous). The sides have been stitched to create armholes. *The sides of this huipil have been taken in approximate 2″ on each side and if removed, would make this a much wider huipil

This huipil is unique with its deep rich colors and hand weaving accented with soft thread that features beautiful flowers and birds in the classic style of Comalapa. The woven threads are a mix of wine-red and black with accent colors of olive green, pink, and yellow. The shoulders have matching designs. The background is lighter weight hand woven cotton/acrylic blend.

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This huipil is in excellent used condition, with few signs of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A lovely textile!

$47.00

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778 Todos Santos Cuchumatan-2254Todos Santos Cuchumatán

Classic huipil with beautiful colors from the town of Todos Santos Cuchumatán. This daily use huipil measures 29″ across the shoulders, 28.5″ across the chest,  and 24″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square shaped and measures 3″ x 3″ with additional 2.5″ and 3.5″ snap-closed slits on each side (smaller). The sides have been partially sewn to create armholes.

This daily use vintage huipil is lovely with delicate woven designs that feature very tiny designs throughout the bodice on both sides. This style of weaving leaves the loose ends on the inside, creating a shaggy lining that aids in warmth in the high mountain area. The huipil is accented around the collar with purple velveteen trim and radiating lines of applique that is classic to the area. The sleeve openings are trimmed with pink (faded to white) velveteen. The background fabric is white medium weight black cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This vintage huipil is in fair used condition, with some sign of wear, mainly rust on the collar snaps and fading of some of the black background and sleeve trims. A wonderfully striking huipil!

$29.00

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777 Nebaj-2284Nebaj

Very detailed woven vintage huipil from the village of Nebaj in beautiful royal blue. This ornate huipil measures 29″ across the shoulders, 30″ across the chest, and 24″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square and measures approximately 4″ x 4″ with an additional 3″ snap-closed slit on one side to allow it to pass over the head with ease. The sides have been partly stitched to create arm holes.

This huipil features extensive and elaborate weaving of geomorphic figures including various birds, deer, people, and horses that are representative for the area of Nebaj. The figures tell a wonderful story. The colors are a variety of greens, golds, and blues and more on a background that is royal blue woven cotton blend. The collar has accent trim.

Additional photos can be found here.

This vintage huipil is in very good used condition with very little sign of wear, a few loose threads. The snap close on the collar is missing the receiving snap and the remaining part shows some rust. A very elegant piece, perfect for display or wear!

$83.00

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774 Comalapa-2198Comalapa

Very elegant huipil, full of birds and flowers! It is from the town of Comalapa. This lovely huipil measures 27″ across the shoulders, 25″ across the chest, and 20″ – 23″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The panels are different lengths. The neck opening is rectangular shaped and measures approximately 7″ x 6″.

This huipil is absolutely beautiful with its deep purple colors and hand weaving that features rows of beautiful flowers and birds alternating with mayan stars and zigzag rivers. The shoulders are decorated with designs of daisy flowers. The background is woven soft black cotton blend. This huipil was woven with the inspiration of the designs from San Antonio Aguas Calientes.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with little sign of wear such as a few loose threads. The lower section has areas of loose threads where the extra warp was woven back into the huipil.

$55.00

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772 Tactic-2174Tactic

Lovely huipil full of deer, rivers, and Mayan stars! This huipil is from the town of Tactic in the region of Alta Verapaz. This lovely huipil measures 32 1/2” across the shoulders, 30″ across the chest, and 22 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is circular and measures approximately 5.75” in diameter.

This two-panel huipil is colorful with its mayan geomorphic designs throughout the body. The weaving is accented with traditional deer, rivers, and mayan stars in the bodice. The colors are olive green, peach, pink, and purple. There is much use of arti-seda thread in this huipil. The background fabric is a medium weight black striped cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in excellent used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A fantastic textile for display or wear!

$39.00

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770 Chajul-2083Chajul

Beautiful classic huipil from Chajul in a deep burgundy-red color! This super lovely huipil measures 30″ across the shoulders, 28″ across the chest, and 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is circular and measures 6″ in diameter. The sides have been sewn to create armholes.

This super soft, classic huipil is lovely with traditional geomorphic animal figures woven in stunning colors including artiseda threads on a rich burgundy-red cotton blend background. The design is classic for the town of Chajul with figures across the bodice on both sides; each side is a different color pattern. The shoulders  and sleeves are accented with a coordinating geomorphic design. The threads in the designs are mostly lustrina with some use of metallic threads. The background fabric is medium weight, super soft woven cotton with fantastic weight and drape.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in excellent used condition, with a few signs of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A spectacular piece of art in a very unique color that can either be worn or displayed!

$63.00

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