Colorful huipil with beautiful weaving and striking hand done embroidery! It is from the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala (Frequently referred to as Xela). This bright huipil measures 34 1/2″ across the shoulders, and 23″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6″ in diameter.

This brilliantly colored huipil is accented with all hand done embroidery that features flowers around the neck and down the front and back on a woven background. The detailed embroidery on the collar is roses of pink, orange and red with matching patterns on front and back. In the center of the collar is a sweet pair of birds hovering over their babies in a nest. The woven background is full of brilliant colors of yellow/gold, and purple with black accents. The background weaving features geomorphic birds in various colors and a row of mayan stars. Where the panels join in this three panel huipil, there is a colorful ‘randa’ of beautiful flowers running down from the shoulders on both sides. This hand embroidered work takes much time to complete, adding to the beauty of this work of art.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and faint discoloration of the lower, white cotton section.



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