Detailed and beautiful huipil! It is from the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala (Frequently referred to as Xela). This unique huipil measures 29″across the shoulders, 25″ across the chest, and 28″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is rectangular and measures approximately 6 1/2″ by 6″. The sides have been stitched to create arm holes.

This huipil is elaborately woven with intricate figures throughout the bodice. It has mayan figures, corn plants, birds and zig zag rivers all done in artiseda thread with hints of metallic that shimmers. All of this is woven on a light blue, almost denim colored soft cotton background. The seams where the panels join are also sewn with the beautiful thread creating a decorative randa that is accented with amazing figures of fish and butterflies.

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This huipil is in excellent used condition, with perhaps a few loose threads and slight variations in the color of the lower section. It is a very beautiful textile with unique colors!




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