San Mateo Ixtatán

Very hard to find vintage huipil from San Mateo Ixtatán in the northern region of Huehuetenango in Guatemala. These are becoming very difficult to find!  Large daily use hand woven huipil in bright colors. This huipil measures 32″ across the shoulders, and 30 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is slightly rectangular and measures 9″ x 10″.

This huipil is very beautiful with a hand woven pattern throughout the blouse. It is designed with the classic sunburst as the entire huipil in red, orange, and yellow with accents of green. This huipil from the northern part of Guatemala shows some similarity with the colors seen in Mexican huipiles, but because of the remote location of San Mateo Ixtatán, it truly has a style and design of its own. The woven background is simple white cotton muslin.

This vintage huipil is in fairly good used condition, with some signs of wear. There are a few loose threads, but the style of embroidery lends itself to have what appears to be loose threads, but actually are the ends of the embroidery floss that have come ‘untucked’. There are some slightly dingy parts of the muslin fabric on the underneath, as well as normal signs of use.



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