#710 Chichicastenango-0936Chichicastenango

 Large and like new huipil from the Chichicastenango region. Traditional tapestry style with beautiful flower design. 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 large huipil measures 38″ across the shoulders, 27″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded).  The neck opening is round and measures 5″ in diameter (this is a very tiny fit for someone with a small 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 neckline is decorated with the radiating sun, traditional for the region. The background fabric is woven black cotton. Because this huipil is in like-new condition, the neckline has not be opened to add a snap or tie-close extension. It would most likely need to be opened slightly to fit over an adult head.

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This huipil is in excellent condition with no sign of wear. This is a beautiful textile!



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