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Santiago Sacatepéquez

Stunning Vintage Huipil from Santiago Sacatepéquez, the town famous for the giant kites of All Saints Day. Traditional raised woven style with beautiful colorful design. Fantastic texture and color! This huipil measures 29″ across the shoulders, 28″ across the chest, and 28″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is diamond shaped and each of the four sides measures approximately 5″ (fits over average sized head). The sides have been sewn to create armholes.

This two panel huipil is striking with elaborate raised weaving that gives this huipil a ‘nubby’ texture. The pattern includes mayan figures and quetzal birds (national bird of Guatemala) in a striking array of colors. The background fabric is a red and white checkered cotton.

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This huipil is in very good used condition, with a few signs of wear. There are some areas with slight wear and reinforced stitching. There are also a few loose threads.

$68.00

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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.

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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.

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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

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San Lucas Tolimán

Elegant woven huipil from the area of San Lucan Toliman. This beautiful classic huipil measures 24″ across the shoulders, 22 1/2″ across the chest*, and 24″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is scalloped and measures approximately 5″ x 6″. (Easily fits over average sized head). The sides are stitched, creating armholes. *Note: this huipil has stitching that runs down from the shoulders on both sides taking in the width by approximately 3″ on each side. This stitching can easily be removed, adding an additional 6″ to the width.

 This three-panel huipil is very beautiful with a hand woven pattern throughout. The figures are woven into the background fabric in rows alternating with purple stripes. The design cannot be seen from the underside. The woven background is soft purple cotton with charcoal grey vertical stripes. This is an example of the classic style huipiles of the San Lucas Toliman region.

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This huipil is in great used condition, perhaps a few loose threads and slight lightening of the purple color in the upper section. This is very normal and does not detract from this lovely huipil.

$62.00

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Tamahú

Striking vintage huipil full of geomorphic figures! This slightly smaller huipil is from the town of Tamahú in the region of Alta Verapaz. This older huipil measures 24” across the shoulders, and 15″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is diamond shaped and measures 4 1/2” along each of the four sides. The stitching along the sides has been removed to allow this huipil to open fully.

This three panel, all cotton huipil is full of rows of figures including mayan stars, diamonds, and birds. The background is panels of red and white woven cotton.

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This huipil is in fair used condition, with sign of wear in the form of some loose threads, overall wear, and some slight staining. A great vintage textile!

$28.00

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Faja

Unique hand-woven and hand-embroidered faja (belt). Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) or men’s pants in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 96″ long, with an additional 6+″ of tassel each end. It measures 3 1/2” wide. The stitched design runs approximately 40” of the total length.

This rustic and thicker faja is woven with a slate grey background color and a yellow stripe that runs the full length. It is accented with simple, hand embroidered designs in a variety of colors

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This faja is in very good condition with some wear in the form of some tangles on the tassels. A stunning piece for wear or display!

$31.00

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San Lucas Tolimán

Elegant woven huipil from the area of San Lucan Toliman. This beautiful classic huipil measures 32″ across the shoulders, 32″ across the chest, and 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6″ in diameter. The sides are stitched, creating armholes.

 This huipil is very beautiful with a hand woven pattern throughout. The tiny geomorphic figures are woven into the background fabric. The design is alternating rows of of birds and zigzag rivers. It has a variety of colors including the predominant purple blue and orange.  The collar and sleeve openings are trimmed in red velveteen and accented with beautiful machine embroidery at the shoulder caps and flowing down the front from around the collar. There is some use of metallic thread in this machine embroidery. The woven background is soft, slightly faded, rich teal colored cotton. This is a wonderful example of the classic style huipiles of the San Lucas Toliman region.

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This huipil is in great used condition, perhaps a few loose threads. This is a stunning vintage textile!

$77.00

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Santa Maria de Jesús

Very stunning embroidered huipil, full of beautiful birds in a colorful garden! It is from the town of Santa Maria de Jesús. This elegant and striking huipil measures 29″ across the shoulders, 26″ across the chest, and 27″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6 1/4″ in diameter. The sides are stitched to create armholes.

This huipil is absolutely beautiful with brilliantly colored embroidery that features birds, flowers, and grapes on each side of the huipil in a flower garden. The colors are glowing jewel colors of greens, blues, purples and more! The background is a black commercial fabric. The embroidery is all machine done free-hand, and is truly an art form. Just amazing! The neckline and sleeves are accented with black crochet trim. This is a wonderful example of the incredibly beautiful ‘fiesta’ huipiles of Santa Maria de Jesús.

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This huipil is in excellent used condition with very little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A truly exquisite textile!

$105.00

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Santa Maria de Jesús

Unique tzute from the town of Santa Maria de Jesús. This large and beautiful tzute measures 38″ wide, and 39″ 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 tzute is unique and beautiful with its deep dark colors and hand weaving that feature the traditional animal motifs of Santa Maria de Jesús. The colors are blue, green, purple and white on a black background. The thread used to weave this tzute is mostly acrylic and cotton. The randa seam joining the two panels is done in simple hand stitching in a variety of colors.

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This stunning tzute is in great used condition. Perhaps a few loose threads. This is an incredible work of art in textile form!

$125.00

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Chichicastenango

Amazing corte or skirt from the Chichicastenango. 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 40″ wide and 52″ 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 40″ by 104″ laid out flat.

This incredible corte has ikat woven stripes throughout that are highlighted by purple and pink metallic thread stripes. There is very lovely hand embroidery where the seams are joined. The embroidery features various shades of purples. The corte is woven in a rich navy blue cotton. There is use of metallic thread throughout the textile.

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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, perhaps a few loose threads.  A spectacular work of art!

$53.00

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Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in a rich cranberry red color 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 lovely corte measures 34″ wide and 72″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together to make a tube for wearing. 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″ by 144″ laid out flat, 4 yards of fabric! 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 corte is beautiful with its ikat design throughout. There are hidden figures of corn plants, little people, and birds woven into the ikat design. This medium weight corte is woven on a foot loom of soft cotton.

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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 good used condition, with little to no sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A lovely textile!

$43.00

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San Antonio Aguas Calientes

Exquisite huipil made in the town of San Antonio Aguas Calientes. This area is known for its incredibly detailed and fine weaving style that is frequently copied in nearby towns. This particular huipil is a fantastic example of this style.

This lovely huipil measures 29 1/2″ across the shoulders, 23″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square and measures a generous 7 1/2″ x 8″.  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 spectacular huipil has the traditional rows of zigzag mountains, triangular patterns of the rivers, and mayan stars. The intricate birds and flowers design at the shoulders is done in the very fine and detailed San Antonio weaving style, ‘doble cara’, where the pattern is identical both inside and out. The weaving is incredibly fine, causing this huipil to be wonderfully soft to the touch. This is a perfect example of the classic San Antonio Aguas Calientes design in eye-catching colors. The background fabric is a black woven cotton.

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This huipil is in excellent used condition with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. It is quite stunning for its intense colors and weaving!

$125.00

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899-santa-maria-de-jesus-4881Santa Maria de Jesús

Beautiful and super soft huipil from Santa Maria de Jesús. This striking and different huipil measures 27″ across the shoulders, 22″ across the chest*, 20″ – 21 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The panels vary a bit in length. The neck opening is square and measures 6 1/2″ along each of the four sides. The sides are stitched to create armholes. *The sides have been taken in and if the stitching was removed would add approximately 2″ across the chest.

This striking huipil is lovely with its predominately dark pink with green accent diamond design woven with arti-seda and cotton thread giving it an wonderful feel. The design is woven on a medium to heavy super soft cotton blend background in a rich dark pink. This is a unique variation on the classic huipil design from Santa Maria de Jesús.

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This unique huipil is in very good used condition, with a few loose threads and slight wear. A spectacular piece to wear or display!

$58.00

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898-chichicastenango-4935Chichicastenango

Unique hand-woven and embroidered faja (belt) from the Chichicastenango region. Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 90″ long, with an additional 4″ – 6″ of tassel on each end. It measures 1 3/4” wide. The woven flower and bird design runs approximately 40” of the total length.

This faja is woven with a charcoal and white background color and is accented with a fully hand embroidered design of flowers and birds in rich colors of purple and various others. The embroidery is thick and beautiful! The embroidery was done in threads that allowed the color to run and create a rich feeling in the textile.

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This faja is in very good used condition with a few loose threads and wear on the tassels. Because of the threads used in the embroidery, some of the color in the design has bled and there are a few places on the white background that have taken some of the colored hues. A lovely vintage item!

$37.00

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897-santa-maria-de-jesus-4943Faja

Unique hand-woven faja (belt) made in the town of Santa Maria de Jesús in a design style of San Antonio Aguas Calientes. Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 86″ long, with an additional 6″ of tassel on each end. It measures 2 3/8” wide. The woven flower and bird design runs approximately 37” of the total length.

This faja is woven with a brown background color with royal blue stripes along each edge and is accented with a fully hand woven design of flowers and birds on a mixed in with green leaves.

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This faja is in very good used condition with a few loose threads and wear on the tassels. A lovely vintage item!

$28.00

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896-nahuala-4914Nahualá

Wonderfully detailed older huipil from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. This stunning huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders, 23″ – 24 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The panels are not even.  The head opening measures a generous 7 1/2″ by 7 1/2″. 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 all cotton, older huipil is striking with its detailed woven design in red with accents in a variety of colors. The pattern is a geomorphic design resembling baskets with birds and corn plants as accents across the bodice both front and back. There is bleeding of the color throughout onto the light background cotton 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.

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This beautiful older huipil is in good used vintage condition with perhaps a few loose threads.  There are some faint stains and running of the color throughout. This is a fantastic textile perfect for wear or for display!

$105.00

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895-solola-4921Sololá

Beautifully elegant tzute or utility cloth/shawl made in the town of Sololá. 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 church.  This tzute measures 42″ wide by 40″ long.

This tzute is woven in the classic burgundy rich, multi-colored ikat striped threads with sweet quetzales and corn plants running down the length. The tzute is made of four woven panels and in the center is a hand embroidered decorative randa of various colors and metallic thread accents. There is some use of metallic thread throughout. This tzute is colorful and rich with color. This would make a spectacular shawl!

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This tzute is in excellent used condition with little wear. A stunning textile for display or use!

$125.00

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894 Faja-4950Santa Maria de Jesús

Lovely colorful faja/belt made in the town of Santa Maria de Jesús. Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte/skirt in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 2.25″ wide, 85″ long, with an additional 4″ – 7″ of fringe on each end. The stitched bird design runs approximately 35” of the total length.

This faja is woven on a golden yellow background with a tiny black stripe running along each edge. There are eye catching colorful birds done with  free-hand machine embroidery. Each of these sweet birds is unique in color and design.

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This faja is in good condition with some slight wear and a few loose threads in the design and some tangles in the tassels. A beautiful textile piece!

$31.00

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893 Faja-4959Faja

Unique hand-woven and hand-embroidered faja (belt). Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 86″ long, with an additional 4.5″ of tassel each end. It measures 1.5” wide. The stitched flower design runs approximately 36” of the total length.

This faja is woven with a white background color and a purple stripe that runs along both edges. It is accented with a fully hand embroidered design. The flowers are a complimenting spectrum of colors and have been meticulously hand sewn.

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This faja is in good condition with some wear in the form of a loose threads on several of the flowers. There is a very faint small stain of the reverse side of the faja. A stunning piece for wear or display!

$27.00

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892 Faja-4969Santa Maria de Jesús

Lovely colorful, reversible faja (belt) made in the town of Santa Maria de Jesús. Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 2.75″ wide, 90″ long, with an additional 8″ fringe on each end. The stitched flower designs runs approximately 35” along each end.

This faja is woven with a deep black background with a blue stripe along each edge. Along one end there are eye catching colorful flowers of red, blue, orange, purple and pink with green leaves done with  free-hand machine embroidery. Along the other end there are rounded flowers in burnt orange and yellow, also done with machine embroidery. There is a hint of metallic thread throughout the designs. The flowers stand out against the dark background.

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This faja is in good condition with some wear in the designs and loose threads. Some slight wear and tangles on the tassels. Lovely textile for display or wear!

$29.00

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