535 San Mateo Ixtatan-0284San Mateo Ixtatán*

Beautiful vintage huipil from San Mateo Ixtatán in the northern region of Huehuetenango in Guatemala. These are more difficult to find! Very large lovely hand woven huipil, accented with circles and sunbursts throughout. This amazing huipil measures 32″ across the shoulders, and 46″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 7 1/2″ in diameter. The sides are stitched closed to create the arm holes, but can easily be unstitched if desired.

This huipil is very beautiful with a hand embroidered pattern throughout the bodice. It includes the classic patterns of sunbursts but in shades of reds, yellows, and purples. The background is simple white cotton muslin. *The original huipil was altered and stitched onto a larger muslin background, creating a longer, dress-like garment.

This huipil is in great used condition for its age, with minimal sign 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’. A stunning textile!



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