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882 Nebaj-4219Nebaj

Very detailed smaller woven vintage huipil from the village of Nebaj. This lovely huipil measures 26″ across the shoulders, 26″ across the chest, and 26″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 5.25″ in diameter with an additional 2″ snap-closed slit to aid in pulling over the head (snug fit over adult head). The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

This huipil features extensive and elaborate weaving of geomorphic figures including various birds, deer, and people that are representative for the area of Nebaj. The colors are a variety of greens, burgundy, and blues. The background is white acrylic blend.

Additional photos can be found here.

This vintage huipil is in poor used condition with much sign of wear, including areas of open weaving and wear throughout. Wonderful designs in this huipil!

$30.00

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881 San Lucas Toliman pink-4225San Lucas Tolimán

Fuchsia! Elegant woven huipil from the area of San Lucan Toliman. This beautiful classic huipil measures 32″ across the shoulders, 28″ across the chest, and 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is diamond shaped and measures approximately 5.75″ along each of the four sides. 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 animals, mayan stars, and corn plants. It has a variety of colors in the tiny figures.  The collar and sleeve openings have sweet little accents of hand embroidered flowers. The woven background is soft, super bright pink woven cotton. This is a wonderful example of the classic style huipiles of the San Lucas Toliman region in a very unique color.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, perhaps a few loose threads and some slight wear mainly at the neck and sleeve openings. The shoulders were taken in, so there is some creasing along the sides. There is some faint fading due to age. This is a stunning vintage textile!

$47.00

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879 Santa Maria de Jesus-4302Santa Maria de Jesús

Absolutely spectacular ceremonial style huipil in stunning red and black. This vintage huipil is from the town of Santa Maria de Jesús. This stunning huipil measures 34.5” across the shoulders, 34″ across the chest, and 38″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is diamond shaped and measures 5.5″ along each of the four sides with an additional 2″ slit. The sides have had the stitching removed so that the huipil opens completely. It is fairly easy to restitch the sides  to create armholes.

This rarely seen huipil is in the ceremonial Santa Maria style and is long and beautiful with its detailed geomorphic figures throughout. Double-headed eagles, feathered serpents, and birds can be seen in the design. It is fully woven. The color is mostly red with a rainbow of accent colors in cotton threads. The background fabric is a medium weight woven black cotton. The neck opening appears to have been retrimmed with a royal blue acrylic thread.

Additional photos can be found here.

This one of a kind huipil is in very good used condition, with very little sign of wear. Perhaps a few loose threads and some slight fading due to age. There are a couple of places where the panels join where the stitching has come loose. A stunning and unique textile!

$215.00

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877 Quetzaltenango-4253Quetzaltenango

Wonderfully soft and beautiful huipil from the Quetzaltenango/Xela region in Guatemala. This huipil measures 35″ across the shoulders, 34″ across the chest, and 29.5″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 5.75” in diameter with an additional 1.5″ slit to aid in pulling over the head. The sides have been partially stitched to create armholes.

The colors are a sea of rich raspberry purples and pinks with lovely black and white ikat stripes. The collar is trimmed with machine embroidery of flowers in purple and pink. The same embroidery cascades from the shoulders where the panels join. The collar is trimmed with black vevet-like accent. The background fabric is a nubby, raw white cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition. There are a few loose threads and some wear around the neck opening. A spectacular textile!

$68.00

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876 Solola-4266Sololá

Vintage Huipil from the department of Sololá. This huipil measures 32.5″ across the shoulders, 27.5″ across the chest*, and 24″ from the shoulders to the bottom edge. The neck opening is round and measures approximately 6.5″ in diameter. The sides have been stitched to create armholes. *The sides of this huipil have been taken in approximately 2″ on each side. If this stitching was removed, it would make the huipil larger.

This huipil is woven in the traditional style of Sololá with a rainbow of colors.  There are traditional ikat style woven stripes throughout the bodice with accents in the upper portion. They are hand-guided, machine done embroidered figures. There is a predominantly black and brown cotton blend background with a variety of colors throughout the bodice.

Additional photos can be found here.

This vintage huipil is in great used condition with little sign of wear. Perhaps a few loose threads. One one side where the center panels join there is a section of about 6″ where the stitching has been removed. This is easily restitched, and if asked we would be glad to restitch before shipping. A striking huipil!

$67.00

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875 San Juan la Laguna-4289San 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, 31″ across the chest, and 26″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is more or less round and measures approximately 7″ in diameter. The sides have been stitched to create armholes.

The accent around the collar is a rainbow of colors hand embroidered in soft cotton 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 and colored 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!

$124.00

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874 Santa Maria de Jesus-4314Santa Maria de Jesús

Very unique huipil in stunning red and white. This ceremonial styled huipil is from the town of Santa Maria de Jesús. This stunning huipil measures 29” across the shoulders, 29.5″ across the chest, and 24″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is a generous 7.5″ x 8.5″. The sides have had the stitching removed so that the huipil opens completely. It is fairly easy to restitch the sides  to create armholes.

This huipil is in the ceremonial Santa Maria style and is beautiful with its crisp colors and hand weaving that features traditional artiseda woven diamonds across the chest and shoulders. It is fully woven. The colors are red, purple, with black accents. The background fabric is a medium weight white woven cotton blend with red stripes.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in good used condition, with very little sign of wear. Perhaps a few loose threads and a couple of very faint stains. The sides of this huipil were previously taken in along the shoulders and it appears that there are about 5 or 6 small (0.5″ or less) cuts/pulls in the weaving where the stitching was removed along the sides. A stunning textile!

$63.00

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873 Santa Maria de Jesus-4326Santa Maria de Jesús

Very stunning vintage embroidered huipil, full of lifelike quetzales and peacocks! It is from the town of Santa Maria de Jesús. This stunning huipil measures 29″ across the shoulders, 27.5″ across the chest,  and 27″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is diamond shaped and measures 4.5″ along each of the four sides (smaller). The sides are stitched to create armholes.

This huipil is absolutely beautiful with brilliant colored embroidery that features two quetzales (national bird of Guatemala) on each side in a garden full of flowers and rabbits. The colors are glowing jewel colors of greens, pinks, blues, purples and more! The embroidery is all machine done free-hand, and is truly an art form. Just amazing! The head and sleeve openings are trimmed in raspberry colored velveteen. The background is a black commercial fabric. This is a wonderful example of the incredibly beautiful ‘fiesta’ huipiles of Santa Maria de Jesús.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in great used condition, with a few loose threads and slight wear on the embroidery of the bodice and at the neckline.

$96.00

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872 Corte-2906Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in stunning grey and black tones 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 corte measures 40″ wide and 69″ 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 40″ by 138″ laid out flat. This corte is beautiful with its black and grey colors and detailed ikat design. 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.

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 good used condition, with a little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and a few tiny worn areas. A lovely textile!

$24.00

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870 Corte-2936Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in lovely rust-orange and gold 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 corte measures 34″ wide and 74″ 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 148″ laid out flat. This corte is beautiful with its autumn colors and detailed ikat design. There is much use of gold and silver metallic accent thread throughout.

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 good used condition, with a little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and a few tiny worn areas. A lovely textile!

$20.00

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867 Corte-2972Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in beautiful blue 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 striking corte measures 35″ wide and 55″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together to make a tube for wearing.

This corte is beautiful with its blue and green colors and ikat design that is accented with rows of figures and designs made by the ikat pattern. This medium weight corte is woven on a foot loom.

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

$38.00

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865 Corte-3006Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in a rich 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 41.5″ wide and 81.5″ 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 43″ by 163″ laid out flat, 4.5 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. This medium weight corte is woven on a foot loom of soft cotton.

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

$39.00

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862 Corte-2872Santa Maria de Jesús

Striking corte/skirt made in the town of Santa Maria de Jesús. 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 and folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt).

This corte measures 43″ wide and 50″ 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 43″ by 100″ laid out flat.

This corte is beautiful with its classic crisp indigo-blue design with white stripes. The accent stitching at the randa, or where the panels join, is hand-guided machine embroidered accents. The fabric is of a medium weight.

Additional photos can be found here.

This corte is in fair used condition, with a few small areas of wear. There are several areas with light spots where it appears that bleach splashed onto the corte along the edge (please see additional photos). Still a very lovely textile!

$20.00

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860 Corte-3016Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt. 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 corte is beautiful with its soft shades of pink and grey throughout. 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 a little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A lovely textile!

$37.00

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859 Corte-3040Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in lovely shades of green! 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 corte is beautiful with its soft shades of green throughout. 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 a little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A lovely textile!

$37.00

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856 Corte-3093Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in soft 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 awesome ikat corte measures 33″ wide and 92″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together to make a tube.

This corte is beautiful with its lilac, purple, green, and pink stripes with a grey ikat design. The ikat pattern is full of lovely small designs.

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, perhaps a few loose threads. A lovely textile!

$28.00

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855 Corte-3087Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in rich red 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 bright red corte measures 36″ wide and 141″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together to make a tube for wearing. This corte is beautiful with its rich red colors and stripes. This medium weight corte is woven on a foot loom of a cotton blend.

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 good used condition, with some sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A lovely textile!

$42.00

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854 San Mateo Ixtatan-2693San Mateo Ixtatán

Absolutely huge and stunning vintage huipil from San Mateo Ixtatán! This beautiful and rarely seen available huipil measures 46″ across the shoulders, and 27″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded) at the longest point. The neck opening is round and measures 6.75″ in diameter.

This huge huipil is breathtaking with its elaborate fully hand-embroidered design in brilliant colors of red, yellow, green, and blue sewn on a simple muslin background. This is a very large and very heavy huipil with the design shown on both inside and out. The design has the round ‘suns’ radiating from the collar. The collar is made from commercial fabric with added accents of various stitched on appliques. The lower edge of the huipil has been removed. This simple muslin fabric is usually the first to wear out.

Due to the colder climate of San Mateo Ixtatán huipiles from this area tend to be heavy and warm. These classic huipiles from San Mateo Ixtatán of this style are very difficult to come by.

Additional photos can be found here.

This vintage huipil is in good used condition with areas of wear throughout, particularly at the collar and lower edge. This is a fantastic piece for display!

$365.00

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853 Corte-2980Nahualá

Stunning hand embroidered and woven corte, or mayan skirt,  from the Nahualá region of 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 elegant corte measures 40″ wide and 94″ long.

This is a wonderful corte. This corte is elegant with simple decorations that feature colorful mayan designs of corn plants done in ikat stripes. It is woven in accent colors of very soft hues. The background is an indigo blue cotton woven fabric. The randa, or area joining the fabric, is hand embroidery in beautiful colors that run the entire length of the corte. This corte fabric has a crisp feel to it that would be wonderful for use as home decor fabric in addition to being worn.

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 a smaller repaired hole in one section.

$32.00

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851 Corte Chichicastenango-2885Chichicastenango

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 29″ wide and 59″ 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 29″ by 118″ laid out flat.

This incredible corte has colorful woven stripes throughout! There is very lovely hand embroidery where the seams are joined. The embroidery features wonderful colors and designs. The orange-red 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!

$47.00

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