467 San Juan Atitan-0614San Juan Atitán

Super elegant and large huipil with beautiful weaving and design, with influences from the United States! It is from San Juan Atitán in the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala. This expansive huipil measures 38 1/2″ across the shoulders and 34″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is rectangular and measures 3 1/2″ by 7 1/2″. The sides have been sewn to create armholes.

This daily use huipil is striking with woven designs that feature radiant suns, mayan stars and corn plants throughout the shoulders and bodice on both sides. The neck, shoulder, and chest area is woven with cotton and acrylic threads that have a multitude of colors including red, purple, turquoise, and blue, with a tiny occasional accent of metallic thread. The soft background fabric is cotton with red, purple and white stripes. The neckline and sleeve openings are trimmed with a hand embroidered accent in purple.

Many regions in Guatemala are influenced by the United States because family members have moved there in order to work. This huipil reflects that influence with the two American flags that are at the shoulders. When it is said that huipiles are woven in reflection of the weaver and wearer, this is one of the ways that it is seen. This is a very unique textile!

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This huipil is in very good used condition, with a few slight signs of wear, mainly at the neck and sleeve openings.



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