588 Santiago Atitlan-0100Santiago Atitlán

Very stunning machine embroidered huipil, full of beautiful birds! It is from the town of Santiago Atitlán on the shores of Lake Atitlán. This elegant huipil measures 33″ across the shoulders, and 29″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is diamond shaped and measures 5 1/2″ along each of the 4 sides. The sides have been stitched arm holes.

This huipil is absolutely beautiful with elaborate embroidery that features rows of stunning birds using a variety of colors inspired by the nearby lake waters. The embroidery is all machine done free-hand, and is truly an art form. The woven striped cotton background is white with stripes of dark purple. Just amazing! This is a wonderful example of the incredibly beautiful huipiles of the Santiago Atitlán region.

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This huipil is in good used condition, with minimal sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and a few faint stains. This is a beautiful piece of art!



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