565 Quetzaltenango-0256Quetzaltenango

Colorful huipil with beautiful weaving and striking 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. The sides are stitched to create armholes.

This brightly colored huipil is accented with hand-guided, machine-done embroidery that features flowers around the neck. The woven background is done in a rainbow of colors. The background weaving features geomorphic figures of corn plants, zigzag rivers, and mayan stars. Where the panels join in this three panel huipil, there is a colorful ‘randa’ of hand sewn seams. This hand embroidered work takes much time to complete, adding to the beauty of this work of art.

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This huipil is in great used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and faint discoloration of the lower, white cotton section. There is some very minor wear around the collar. A wonderfully colorful textile for wear or display!





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