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Todos Santos Cuchumatán

Cats, cats, and more cats! Classic older huipil with beautiful colors from the town of Todos Santos Cuchumatán. This daily use huipil measures 30″ across the shoulders, 28″ across the chest, and 23″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is scallop shaped and if measured round, measures approximately 5 1/4″ in diameter (very, very small for adult head-would possibly need altering to fit). The sides have been sewn to create armholes.

This lovely vintage huipil is striking with whimsical woven designs that feature cats throughout the bodice on both sides. The huipil is accented around the collar with purple velveteen and radiating lines of applique that is classic to the area. The sleeve openings are also trimmed with purple velveteen. The background fabric is red medium weight soft woven cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This vintage huipil is in very excellent used condition, with little sign of wear. There is a 3/4″ section of the teal trim around the collar that has worn away. That is the only visible sign of wear. A wonderful huipil!

$68.00




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Morral

Classic vintage morral or heavy duty tote bag in wonderfully brilliant colors. This morral measures 14″ wide across the opening, 12 1/2″ from the opening to the bottom of the bag, and the shoulder strap measures approximately 40″, but is adjustable by tying it at various lengths.

This vibrant daily use vintage bag is the style that are carried generally by men. It is made of thick fibers woven to create a useful and sturdy bag to carry a variety of items. It has wonderful colors of blues and golds with various other colors throughout.

Additional photos can be found here.

This vintage morral is in good used condition. The bag has been cleaned and retains its bright colors, but there is some minor staining along the bottom edge. This bag has been used and loved! A fantastic vintage decorative item or great heavy duty tote bag.

$35

SOLD

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Santa Maria de Jesús

Stunning, much older tzute from the town of Santa Maria de Jesús. This is a lovely detailed tzute that measures 40″ wide and 41″ long. Tzutes are generally used by both men and woman in a variety of manners. They are used for many tasks including carrying items, covering the shoulders when cold, and folding and placing on the head to keep the sun off or when entering a church.

This vintage tzute is beautiful with its bright colors and hand weaving that feature the traditional animal motifs of Santa Maria de Jesús in a variety of colors. The thread used to weave this tzute are mostly cotton and cotton blends. Where the two lienzos join, it has a decorative hand stitching that runs the full length of the tzute, creating the illusion of one large square cloth. The upper and lower edges have hand sewn blanket stitch. The background fabric is woven red cotton with blue, green, and purple stripes.

Additional photos can be found here.

This tzute is in good used condition for its vintage age, with a few small areas where the fabric has worn thin and a couple of very faint stains. This is an exquisite textile!

$98.00




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890 Chichicastenango-4986Chichicastenango

Very unique men’s tzute head covering/wrap from the Chichicastenango region. Traditional tapestry style with beautiful designs and incredible colors. Fantastic texture too! This is a very beautiful men’s lienzo tzute/head wrap from the Chichicastenango region of Guatemala, famous for having one of the largest markets in the country. This lovely handwoven piece measures 10.5″ wide by 51″ in length. The design in the center is 20″ in length.

This single panel tzute is striking with elaborate weaving that features a lovely multicolored classic flower design in the center on a black and white checked background design.

Additional photos can be found here.

Lovely photo of this style tzute in use here.

This tzute is in excellent condition with no sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A spectacular textile!

$250.00




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880 San Juan la Laguna-4285San Juan la Laguna

BRAND NEW! This is a very unique item for Ixchel Textiles! We generally do not purchase any new textiles but due to the extreme difficulty in finding huipiles from this area we went directly to a weaving cooperative in San Juan la Laguna to find this special huipil. This is one of two that we brought back from the trip.

Striking huipil from San Juan la Laguna. The collar is accented with the classic design circling the neck opening that is representative in huipiles from the area. This two lienzo huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders, 30″ across the chest, and 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is more or less square and measures approximately 5.25″ x 6.25. The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

The accent around the collar is a rainbow of colors hand embroidered in soft acrylic thread that extends to the little squares below the neckline circle. The background fabric is a crisp woven cotton blend in red with wonderful white stripes.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is brand new and has not been worn (except for photos).  This is a great opportunity to purchase a brand new huipil! A spectacular textile for display or wear!




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878 Chichicastenango-4240Chichicastenango

Stunning huipil from the Chichicastenango region. Traditional tapestry style with beautiful designs and incredible colors. Fantastic texture too! This is a very beautiful huipil from the Chichicastenango region of Guatemala, famous for having one of the largest markets in the country. This huipil measures 30.5″ across the shoulders, 30″ across the chest, 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded).  The smaller neck opening is round and measures 5″ in diameter with an additional 2.5″ snap-closed slit to aid in pulling over the head. The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

This three panel huipil is striking with elaborate weaving that features a lovely multicolored classic flower design throughout the body and shoulders in colors of pinks and oranges with green leaves on a grey background design. The neckline is decorated with the design of a radiating sun, traditional for the region. The background fabric is woven black cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

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

$82.00




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838 Faja-2801Nebaj

Elegant faja or woman’s belt made in the town of Nebaj. Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 2″ wide, 96″ long, with an additional 9″ of woven/knotted tassel on each end. The colorfully geomorphic design runs approximately 40” on one end.

This faja is woven in the classic multicolored geomorphic figures throughout the design on burgundy/red, black and white striped background. There are tassels on each end.

Additional photos can be found here.

This faja is in great used condition with very little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads along the edges. This would make a stunning belt to wear or a unique home accent. A very lovely textile!

$58.00




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837 Corte Chajul-3101Chajul

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 36″ wide and 66″ 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 36″ by 132″ laid out flat. 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 common.

This is a wonderful and striking corte. This corte is absolutely beautiful with its deep red color and woven accent stripes. 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/tiny holes. A very lovely textile!

$48.00




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836 Patzun-2625Patzún

This flower filled vintage huipil is from the area of Patzún. This lovely huipil measures 30″ across the shoulders, 30″ across the chest, and 20″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6.25″ in diameter. The sides have been stitched to create arm holes.

This huipil is a rich deep burgundy color accented with light multi-colored stripes and has an exquisite flower garden around the collar that is trademark of the Patzún region. The flowers are all hand embroidered in wonderful shades of lavenders, yellows, and pinks. The background fabric is soft woven cotton. This huipil is soft to the touch and the stripes are left loose to create a lovely fringe.

Additional photos can be found here.

This vintage huipil is in good used condition with some wear around the collar and a few loose threads. A spectacular piece for wear or display!

$50.00




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826 Chichicastenango-2795Chichicastenango

Classic small vintage huipil from Chichicastenango! Traditional tapestry style with beautiful colors. Lovely little woven huipil from the Chichicastenango region of Guatemala, famous for having one of the largest markets in the country. This darling huipil measures 23.5″ across the shoulders, 23″ across the chest, and 21.5″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 4.5″ in diameter with an additional 1.5″ snap-closed slit to aid in pulling over the head.

This three panel huipil is full of detailed weaving that features multi-colored geomorphic designs. The neckline is decorated with the radiating sun, traditional for the region. The background fabric is medium/heavy-weight black cotton. There in an added panel of commercial fabric along the lower edge to extend the length and even out the panels. It measures approximately 6″.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used condition some sign of wear. There are a few loose threads, some wear on the snap and neck opening and a smaller stain.  This is a very lovely piece!

$34.00




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782 San Lucas Toliman-2226San Lucas Tolimán

Elegant vintage woven huipil from the area of San Lucan Toliman. This beautiful classic huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders, 29.5″ across the chest, and 27.5″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). This includes the approximately 7″ of border on the lower edge. The neck opening is rectangular and measures a generous 5.5″ by 6″. The sides are stitched, creating armholes.

 This older huipil is very beautiful with a simple woven pattern throughout. The tiny geomorphic figures are woven into the background fabric. It has a variety of colors in the accent threads. The woven background is a super soft cotton with golden flax tones and stripes of purple and various other colors. There is an added lower edge of commercial fabric that can easily be removed if desired. It was added to allow this huipil to be tucked into the corte/skirt while wearing. This is a wonderful example of the classic style huipiles of the San Lucas Toliman region.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in excellent used condition, perhaps a few loose threads. Wonderfully soft and lightweight with fantastic and bright colors. This is a stunning vintage textile!

$71.00




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#758 Patzun-1976Patzún

This sweet flower and bird filled huipil is from the area of Patzún. This lovely huipil measures 32″ across the shoulders, 29″ across the chest*, and 20″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square and measures 6″ x 6″. *The sides have been taken in approximately 2″ – 3″ on each side, so if let out this huipil could be much wider in size.

This huipil is rich with deep purple and burgundy birds and flowers across the chest and back in a more modern style of huipil from the Patzun area. The embroidery is hand-guided machine done and features tiny accents of metallic thread in the center of each flower. The sleeves are accented with matching bird accents. The background fabric is super soft woven black cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used condition with a few minor signs of wear. There is some wear at the neckline and some loose threads throughout. There are creases along the sides where this huipil was previously folded and stitched to make narrower. This is a lovely huipil for wear or display!

$56.00




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756 Comalapa-1711Comalapa

Great vintage huipil with colorful flowers! It is from the town of Comalapa. This lovely huipil measures 30″ across the shoulders, 28″ across the lower edge, and 23.5″ from the shoulders to the lower edge. The head opening is more or less square and measures 5″ x 5.5″ (generous).

This huipil is unique with its deep rich colors and hand weaving accented with soft thread that features beautiful flowers in the classic style of Comalapa. The woven threads are a mix of pinks with accent colors of olive green, pink, and yellow. The sleeve caps have matching designs. The background is thick hand woven cotton/acrylic blend.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in fair used condition, with some signs of wear, including two larger repairs on one side. A lovely vintage piece!

$30.00




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753 Tecpan-1752Tecpán

This striking huipil is from the area of Tecpán and is full of flowers, fruit, and fish. This lovely huipil measures 30″ across the shoulders, 25.5″ across lower section*, and 26.5″ from shoulders to lower edge. The head opening is diamond shaped and measures 8″ x 8″ (generous). The sides have been sewn to create armholes. *The sides have been taken in and if let out, would add approximately 2″ to each side in the width.

This huipil has the more modern style for Tecpán and is beautiful with its bright colors and hand weaving that features flowers, fruits, birds, and fish. The colors are royal shades of pinks, blues and reds and yellows. The background fabric is heavy woven white cotton. The thread is predominantly cotton. There is an added extra panel of commercial fabric on the lower edge on one side in order to make the front and back similar in length.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in great used condition with few signs of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and slight discoloration of the white background at the lower edges. A stunning textile!

$84.00




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739 San Antonio Palopo-1498San Antonio Palopó

Spectacular teal colors! Like new, large and crisp teal-blue huipil from San Antonio Palopó in the Lake Atitlán area. This striking huipil has clean lines and colors that reflect the turquoise colored waters of the lake. This huipil measures 33″ across the shoulders, 34″ from the shoulders to the bottom hem, and the collar is round and measures a generous 7″ in diameter. The sides have been sewn to create armholes.

Huipiles from San Antonio Palopó are woven on a foot loom by men, and then decorated with accents by women. This simple yet elegant huipil has a lovely multi-shade accent decoration around the collar and beautiful hand embroidered designs half way down the front and back where the panels are joined. There is a simple zigzag stitch along the bottom raw edge.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in excellent condition and has very little sign of wear. The colors of this huipil make it stunning for either display or wear!

$52.00




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737 Patzicia-1469Patzicía

Beautiful huipil from the Patzicía area of Guatemala. This detailed huipil measures 32 1/2″ across the shoulders, and 20″ (back shorter than front) from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is circular (scalloped shaped) and measures 6” in diameter. The sides have been stitched closed to create armholes.

This huipil has the classic geomorphic shapes throughout the bodice that is the style of huipiles from Patzicía. The accents are in a rainbow of colors. They are woven on a super soft deep burgundy, striped cotton background fabric that is very popular in the Patzicía and Patzun areas. This super soft weaving is of a medium weight.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition. There is very slight wear around the collar and a few loose threads. Nothing to detract from this piece of art. A very striking huipil for wear display!

$52.00




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730 Quetzaltenango-1376Quetzaltenango

Very large, classic huipil with beautiful weaving and striking embroidered accents! It is from the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala (Frequently referred to as Xela). This bright huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders, and 34″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 5″ in diameter with an additional 1 3/4″ tie-closed slit to aid in pulling over the head. The sides are stitched to create armholes.

This brightly colored huipil is accented around the collar with hand-guided, machine-done embroidery that features pink and red flowers. The woven background is done in a rainbow of colors. The weaving features geomorphic figures of birds, corn plants, zigzag rivers, and mayan stars. Where the panels join in this three panel huipil, there is a colorful ‘randa’ of hand sewn seams. The background fabric is a crisp woven white cotton. The neck and sleeve openings are trimmed in a soft velveteen. This is a soft but very heavy huipil!

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in great used condition, with little sign of wear, a few loose threads and slight wear in the design in a couple of places on the chest, and a faint stain in the lower, white cotton section. A wonderfully colorful textile for wear or display!

$98.00




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721 San Juan Sacatepequez-1282San Juan Sacatepéquez

Spectacular larger huipil! This like new huipil is from the town of San Juan Sacatepéquez. This lovely huipil measures 33” across the shoulders, and 24″  from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is rectangular and a very generous 8″ along each of the four sides.

This huipil is beautiful with its deep, crisp colors of burgundy, royal blue, and gold/yellow that features the traditional animal motifs found in the huipiles of San Juan Sacatepéquez, including the feathered serpent. The colors of the figures are yellow, royal blue, and green. The center seam where the two panels join is accented with beautiful hand-embroidered flowers that are stunning on this thick and rich textile. The sleeve openings are accented with the same beautiful embroidered flowers and are trimmed in black crochet.

Additional photos can be found here.

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

$96.00




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718 Chajul-1084Chajul

Unique huipil from Chajul in a bright teal color! This different huipil measures 30″ across the shoulders, 25 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges. The neck opening is circular and measures 5 3/4″ in diameter (very small opening ~ does not fit over average adult head). The sides have been stitched closed to create armholes.

This lovely huipil is decorated with traditional geomorphic animal figures woven on an aqua blue woven background. The design is woven and embroidered with a multicolored purple yarn. The design is classic for the town of Chajul with figures of across across the bodice on both sides. The shoulders  and sleeves are accented with a coordinating geomorphic design that includes a radiating sun around the collar. The background fabric is medium weight woven cotton blend.

Additional photos can be found here.

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

$56.00




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713 Nebaj-1039Nebaj

Very beautiful woven and embroidered early style huipil from the village of Nebaj. This spectacular huipil measures 37″ across the shoulders, and 20″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures approximately 6″ in diameter (comfortable fit over avg adult head). The sides have been stitched to create arm holes.

This huipil features elaborate machine embroidery of a crane type bird amongst leaves that is representative for the area of Nebaj. The sleeves are also machine embroidered with a lovely pair of birds over each shoulder. This older style huipil is not often seen. The very soft and drapey background fabric is a unique color scheme of the Nebaj region with stripes of aqua-blue, purple, black, and yellow.

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 spectacular and very elegant piece, perfect for display or wear!

$120.00




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