603 Coban-0319Coban

Incredible vintage huipil, full of deer! This huipil is from the town of Coban in the region of Alta Verapaz. This lovely huipil measures 34” across the shoulders and 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is rectangular and measures 5” along each of the four sides. The sides are stitched to create armholes.

This older huipil is elegant with its very detailed weaving in pure cotton throughout the garment. This older style huipil has small figures of deer throughout. This huipil is full of colors, although slightly muted due to the age of this textile. The background fabric is a medium to light weight woven black cotton. The collar and sleeves are trimmed in black crochet accent. There is a section of black commercial cotton fabric added along the lower edge. This is often done to create a longer garment for the wearer.

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This huipil is in good used condition for its age, with some sign of wear in the form of some loose threads, and some very subtle fading of the color, particularly in the black background fabric.



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