Very unique huipil with beautiful weaving and striking embroidery! It is from the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala (Frequently referred to as Xela). This lovely huipil measures 27″ across the shoulders (tip to tip), 20″ across the chest (under the armpits), and 22″ across the lower edge.  The huipil measures 23 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square and measures 6″ by 6″. The sides have been sewn to create armholes. All measurements have been made while laid flat.

This gold colored huipil is accented with all embroidery that features flowers around the neck and down the front and back on a woven background. The detailed embroidery on the collar is flowers of copper and yellow with matching patterns on front and back. The woven background is full of traditional mayan figures in yellow/gold, with copper and green accents. 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. The sides of this square huipil have been taken in to create more of a tailored blouse effect.

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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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