621 San Martin Chile Verde-0478San Martín Sacatepequez

Large and lovely huipil from the San Martín Sacatepequez region of Guatemala, also know as San Martín Chile Verde. This larger huipil measures 34″ across the shoulders, 31 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 5″ in diameter with an additional 3 1/2″ zipper closed slit on the side to allow it to easily pull over the head. The sides have been stitched, creating arm holes for wearing.

This huipil is brightly colored with elaborate weaving that features various multi-colored birds, corn plants, and mayan stars throughout the body in a rainbow of colors. It is decorated with detailed flowers at the neckline that are hand-guided machine embroidery, with a mayan girl embroidered in the center of each side. The neckline is trimmed in black velvet. The sleeves are trimmed in similar velvet accent. The background fabric is red cotton. It is a lovely medium weight textile.

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This huipil is in very good used condition, with some sign of wear in the form of some loose threads in the bodice and some wear on the velvet areas. A textile with stunning colors!



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