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661 Chichicastenango-0463Chichicastenango

Unique huipil from the Chichicastenango region. Traditional tapestry style with beautiful designs and incredible colors. Fantastic texture too! This is a very stunning  huipil from the Chichicastenango region of Guatemala, famous for having one of the largest markets in the country. This huipil measures 34″ across the shoulders, 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded).  The neck opening is round and measures 5″ in diameter with an additional 2 3/4″ snap-closed slit to aid in pulling over the head (note: slightly smaller fit over the head). The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

This three panel huipil is striking with elaborate weaving that features a very unique multicolored classic flower design throughout the body and shoulders. The background fabric is woven black cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with perhaps a few loose threads. There is slight wear in a few places in the design. This is a beautiful textile!

$75.00




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638 Rebozo-0919Rebozo

Wonderfully woven daily-use rebozo or shawl. This heavy duty but striking rebozo measures 24″ wide and 64″long with an additional 6″ of fringe at each end. This rebozo would be worn over the shoulders, folded and placed on top of the head, or used to carry a baby.

This classic shawl is woven with the colorful stripes in many colors including the predominant purple, green, red, and yellow. The delicate fringe creates a very elegant touch to the ends.

Additional photos can be found here.

This shawl is in very good used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and some pulling of the weaving. Very lovely textile for display or use!

$56.00




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611 Tecpan-0414Tecpán

This striking huipil is from the area of Tecpán. This lovely huipil measures 33” across the shoulders, 26″ across the lower section (is altered to make it more narrow along the waist)and 22 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is diamond shaped and measures 5″ along each of the four sides. The sides have been sewn to create armholes, and trimmed inside to reduce bulk.

This huipil has the more modern style for Tecpán and is beautiful with its bright colors and hand weaving that features a row full of bouquets of flowers. The colors are shades of green, purple, black, and red. The background fabric is heavy woven white cotton. The thread is predominantly cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used condition with few signs of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and very slight discoloration of the white background. Some slight wear at the neckline where the panels join. The lower edges of the panels have a loose warp where the extra threads are woven back into the huipil. This is common in many styles of weaving.

$65.00


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602 Chichicastenango-0312Chichicastenango

Classic vintage huipil from the Chichicastenango region. Traditional tapestry style with geomorphic designs and incredible colors. Fantastic texture and color! This is a very stunning  huipil from the Chichicastenango region of Guatemala, famous for having one of the largest markets in the country. This huipil measures 32 1/2″ across the shoulders, 24 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 5 1/4″ in diameter with an additional 2″ tie-closed slit to aid in pulling over the head (note: very tight fit over avg head). The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

This three panel huipil is striking with elaborate weaving that features a very unique multicolored classic Mayan geomorphic design throughout the body and shoulders. The background fabric is woven black cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition for its age, with perhaps some loose threads and some wear along the sleeve openings, collar, and along the lower edge. The stitching where the panels are joined are loose in a couple of places. The neck opening had a snap closure, but at some point one side of the snap was replaced with a string tie. This is a beautiful vintage textile!

$68.00




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580 Tzute Nebaj-0240Nebaj

Elegant tzute or utility cloth made in the town of Nebaj. Tzutes are generally used by both men and woman in a variety of manners. Tzutes are used for many tasks including carrying items, covering the shoulders when cold, and folding a placing on the head to keep the sun off or when entering church.  This tzute measures 26″ by 35″ with 6 1/2″ of fringe at each end.

This tzute is woven in the classic green with purple, burgundy and white striped threads with fantastic geomorphic figures and people throughout and delicate soft tassels on each end. This tzute tells a wonderful story with figures of men, birds, corn plants, horses and others on a single woven panel.

Additional photos can be found here.

This tzute is in great used condition with very little sign of wear. This would make a stunning shawl, table cover or wall accent. A very lovely textile!

$92.00




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565 Quetzaltenango-0256Quetzaltenango

Colorful huipil with beautiful weaving and striking embroidery! It is from the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala (Frequently referred to as Xela). This bright huipil measures 34 1/2″ across the shoulders, and 23″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6″ in diameter. The sides are stitched to create armholes.

This brightly colored huipil is accented with hand-guided, machine-done embroidery that features flowers around the neck. The woven background is done in a rainbow of colors. The background weaving features geomorphic figures of 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. This hand embroidered work takes much time to complete, adding to the beauty of this work of art.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in great used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and faint discoloration of the lower, white cotton section. There is some very minor wear around the collar. A wonderfully colorful textile for wear or display!

$68.00



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560 Rebozo Nebaj-1390Nebaj

Beautiful 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 20″ in width and 41″ in length, not including the additional 4″ fringe on each end. It is made from two panels woven on a backstrap loom and joined with simple stitching down the middle.

This classic Nebaj shawl is woven with the traditional stripes in many colors including the predominant green, black, and cranberry. 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. This shawl is very striking and elegant.

Additional photos can be found here.

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

$105.00




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558 Todos Santos-1466Todos Santos Cuchumatán

Unique and elegant ‘fusion’ huipil with beautiful colors from the town of Todos Santos Cuchumatán. This lovely huipil measures 27″ across the shoulders and 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is scalloped shaped and measures 4 1/2″ by 6″ (tight fit for avg head size). The sides have been sewn to create armholes.

This daily use vintage huipil is striking with a design that incorporates the bodice section of a huipil from the San Lucas Tolimán area around Lake Atitlán with its small squares of geomorphic figures woven throughout the bodice. Women have begun to admire designs found in different regions and incorporate them into their local styles. The collar and sleeve openings are trimmed with a purple velvet accent. The background fabric is woven striped cotton blend.

Additional photos can be found here.

This vintage huipil is in very good used condition. There are a few loose threads and some slight wear of the velvet trim on the collar and sleeve openings. A wonderfully striking huipil!

$42.00



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557 Aguacatan-1450Aguacatán

Exquisite satiny design from the region of Aguacatán. This beautiful huipil is highly influenced by the Mexican style of huipil with a white background and lots of orange and red colors.  This huipil measures 27 1/2″ across the shoulders, 19 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges. The neck opening is round and measures 5″ in diameter (very snug fit over avg head size). The sides have been stitched closed to create armholes.

This white satin huipil is elegant with its stunning hand-embroidered design around the collar in brilliant rainbow of colors.The fabric is a commercial satiny fabric that is wonderfully soft to the touch. The bodice is accented with appliqué and machine stitching throughout and finished with a delicate lace trim around the bottom edge.

Additional photos can be found here.

This unique huipil is in good used condition, with a few loose threads and the appliqué is loose in a few places. There is some minor wear on the top of the sleeves (a couple of very tiny holes) due to the delicate nature of the material used in the huipiles of Aguacatán.

$69.00



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554 Rebozo Nahuala-1379Nahualá

Stunning pink-design huipil turned decorative textile from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. This elegant runner-style textile measures 18″ in width and 78″ in length, not including the additional 6″ fringe on each end.

 The huipil used in this creation is a rich pink woven design with accents in black, blue, green, pink and red. There is a bleed of the pink color onto the originally white background fabric, which is a desirable trait in the huipiles of this region. The technique is to intentionally let the color of the threads run onto the base fabric. It is said that this dates back to the use of expensive silk threads on the huipiles, which would lose some of the color and run, causing this stunning effect.

The huipil was originally a simple two-panel design that was at some point deconstructed and then the two long panels were resewn end to end, creating this long and lovely textile. Fringe and whimsical designs including Mayan numbers were added to the open areas to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art.

Additional photos can be found here.

This textile is in very good used condition. This piece would be a stunning table runner, wall hanging or accent on the foot of the bed! A truly beautiful work of art!

$75.00




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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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551 Rebozo Chajul-0139Chajul

Lovely perraje/rebozo or shawl from the region of Chajul. This beautiful perraje would be worn over the shoulders or folded and placed on top of the head for special occasions. This stunning textile measures 27″ in width and 51″ in length, not including the additional 3″ fringe on each end. It is made from two panels woven on a backstrap loom and joined with simple stitching down the middle.

This classic shawl is woven with the traditional stripes in various colors fully decorated with geomorphic animal figures that are commonly found in the huipiles of the area. The beautiful designs include roosters and two-headed eagles. Delicate fringe adorns both ends of this textile.

Additional photos can be found here.

This perraje is in great used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and some stretching of the weaving in a few areas along the sides. This is a very beautiful textile!

$80.00




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538 Patzun-0309

Patzún

This darling little flower-filled huipil is from the area of Patzún. This very small huipil measures 17″ across the shoulders, and 13 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 4 1/4″ in diameter. Please note this huipil would be the size for a baby or toddler.

This huipil is beautiful deep bronze colored and has the traditional flower ring around the collar that is trademark of the Patzún region. The flowers are all hand embroidered in wonderful matching colors. The collar and sleeves are trimmed in black crochet. The background fabric is super soft woven cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used condition with a few minor signs of wear. There is some minor wear at the neckline. The lower area shows where the extra thread was woven back into the huipil (slightly lumpy). These very small huipiles make wonderful wall hangings, especially in groups of two or three!

$16.00




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513 Faja Chajul-0164Chajul

Beautiful elegant faja/belt from the region of Chajul. Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 118″ long, with an additional 2″ of tassel on each end. It also measures 4 1/2” wide. The colorfully geomorphic design runs approximately 34” on one end.

This faja is woven in a rich burgundy color and is accented with a colorfully woven geomorphic design with birds and deer hidden in the pattern. The fringe ends are accented with colorful ‘pompoms’.

Additional photos can be found here.

This faja is in good used condition with a small amount of wear, perhaps a few loose threads at the tassels and some creasing along the length. There is some very minor fading of the color along the faja. A stunning textile for display or use!

$22.00


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510 Faja Chajul-0189Chajul

Beautiful elegant faja/belt from the region of Chajul. Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 127″ long, with an additional 2 1/2″ of tassel on each end. It also measures 7 1/2” wide. The colorfully geomorphic design runs approximately 27 1/2” on one end and 21″ on the other.

This faja is woven in a rich deep wine color and is accented with a colorfully woven geomorphic design with diamonds and feathered serpents hidden in the pattern. The fringe ends are accented with colorful ‘pompoms’. These very wide fajas are generally worn folded in half lengthwise, thus the two different side-by-side designs on one end, allowing the wearer to alternate visible designs.

Additional photos can be found here.

This faja is in good used condition with a small amount of wear, perhaps a few loose threads at the tassel ends and some creasing along the length. There is some very faint staining on the design section. A stunning textile for display or use!

$38.00


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505 Faja Chajul-0100Chajul

Beautiful elegant faja/belt from the region of Chajul. Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 136″ long, with an additional 4″ of tassel on each end. It also measures 8” wide. The colorfully geomorphic design runs approximately 22” on each end.

This faja is woven in a rich burgundy color and is accented with a colorfully woven geomorphic design with deer hidden in the pattern. The fringe ends are accented with colorful ‘pompoms’. These very wide fajas are generally worn folded in half lengthwise, thus the two different side-by-side designs on one end, allowing the wearer to alternate visible designs.

Additional photos can be found here.

This faja is in good used condition with a small amount of wear, perhaps a few loose threads at the tassel ends and some creasing along the length. There is some very faint staining on the design section. A stunning textile for display or use!

$32.00



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491 Corte Aguacatan-0164Aguacatán

Elegant corte/skirt from the Aguacatán. This 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 34 1/2″ wide and 50″ 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 34 1/2″ by 100″ laid out flat.

This corte is very striking with its woven stripes throughout that are done in beautiful colors! This fabric is soft, thick, and heavy. So 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 sign of wear except a loose stitching in a short section of hem and a small (1″ x 1/2″) hole along one edge. Very stunning textile!

$35.00




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482 Tzute San Mateo Ixtatan-0105San Mateo Ixtatán

Striking design tzute or utility cloth from the very remote town of San Mateo Ixtatán in the Guatemalan department of Huehuetenango. This beautiful tzute has many uses, from carrying items to wearing folded on the head. This tzute measures 36″ wide and 50″ long.

This tzute is very elegant with its hand-embroidered design in brilliant colors of red, yellow, and black with accents of green, all hand embroidered on a simple muslin cotton background. The design has the round ‘suns’ radiating from the center as the traditional design from San Mateo Ixtatán.

Additional photos can be found here.

This tzute is in very excellent used condition, with few signs of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and very slight discoloration around the muslin edges (mainly due to storage). A very spectacular textile not often seen offered for sale!

$175.00




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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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473 Chichicastenango-1400Chichicastenango

Classic Vintage Huipil from Chichicastenango! Traditional tapestry style with beautiful geometric design. Fantastic texture and color! Very stunning  huipil from the Chichicastenango region of Guatemala, famous for having one of the largest markets in the country. This huipil measures 29″ across the shoulders, 24 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 5″ in diameter, with slits of 1 1/2″. The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

This three panel huipil is striking with elaborate embroidery that features multi-colored classic mayan diamond figures throughout the body and shoulders in orange, red, blue, purple, grey and many more colors. The neckline is decorated with the radiating sun accented with black velveteen.  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. There is some wear of the velveteen trim at the collar on the inside edge as well as on the sleeve openings. This is very common, as the velveteen is usually the first part to wear on huipiles.

$55.00




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