624 San Martin Chile Verde-0500San Martín Sacatepequez

Huipil from the San Martín Sacatepequez region of Guatemala, also know as San Martín Chile Verde. This large and lovely huipil measures 37 1/2″ across the shoulders, 24″ – 27″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded).  The panels are different lenghts. The neck opening is round and measures 6″ in diameter (small).

This huipil is brightly colored with lovely weaving that features various multi-colored birds and corn plants throughout the body in many colors. The neck opening and sleeve caps are decorated with hand-guided machine embroidery with a sweet pair of birds on each side in a garden of flowers. The background fabric is red cotton blend. The seam down the front and back where the two panels of the huipil join is stitched with a simple design in a rainbow of colors.

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This huipil is in very good used condition, with some sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and some wear at the neck and sleeve openings. This is a striking and bright textile!



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