#759 Santiago Atitlan-1991Santiago Atitlán

Very stunning lake-blue embroidered huipil, full of quetzal birds!! It is from the town of Santiago Atitlán on the shores of Lake Atitlán. This elegant huipil measures 27″ across the shoulders, 25 1/2″ across the chest*, and 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is rectangular and measures 5 1/2″ x 6 1/4″. *The sides on this huipil have been taken in approximately 2″ and if let out would make this huipil larger.

This huipil is absolutely beautiful with elaborate hand weaving that features row upon row of beautiful quetzal birds filling the bodice. The neckline and sleeve openings are accented with lovely machine embroidered flower and bird accents. The thicker woven cotton background is light blue with stripes of black and white with some use of metallic thread accents. 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 very good used condition, with minimal sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. There is some slight wear around the neck opening and in a few places in the bodice.



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