827 Quetzaltenango-2725Quetzaltenango

Very large, classic huipil with beautiful weaving and striking embroidered accents! It is from the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala (Frequently referred to as Xela). This bright huipil measures 30″ across the shoulders, 30″ across the chest, and 27″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 5.75″ in diameter. The sides have had most of the stitching removed so that it can open completely but can be easily stitched to create armholes.

This brightly colored huipil is accented around the collar with hand-guided, machine-done embroidery that features pink and red flowers. The woven background is done in a rainbow of colors. The weaving features geomorphic figures of zigzag rivers and mayan stars. Where the panels join in this three panel huipil, there is a colorful ‘randa’ of hand sewn seams. The background fabric is a woven white cotton. The neck and sleeve openings are trimmed in a soft velveteen. This huipil has been lined with a soft brown commercial fabric. This is a soft but very heavy huipil!

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This huipil is in very good used condition, with little sign of wear, a few loose threads and slight wear in the design in a couple of places. A wonderfully colorful textile for wear or display!



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