Exquisite woven huipil from the area of Colotenango in the department of Huehuetenango.  This beautiful classic huipil measures 36 1/2″ across the shoulders, and 23 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is diamond shaped and each side measures approximately 5 3/4″. The sides are stitched, creating armholes.

 This huipil is very beautiful and wonderfully soft, with a hand woven pattern throughout. It is decorated with classic designs of Colotenango with Mayan stars and zigzag rivers. The colors are a very deep wine color with accents in black and grey on a wine and white background. The neckline and sleeves are accented in a simple grey and wine stitching.  The lower edge has been carefully knotted to create an elegant tassle trim. Huipiles from Colotenango are known for their extreme softness due to the use of ‘hilo aleman’ or German thread that is much finer and more expensive than traditional threads.

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This huipil is in great used condition, perhaps a few loose threads. Perfect for display or for wear!



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