549 Zunil-1328Zunil

Wonderfully detailed embroidery on this textile! This striking huipil is from Zunil, in the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala. It measures 36″ across the shoulders and 31″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures approximately 5″ in diameter. The sides have been stitched to create arm holes.

This incredible huipil is woven with cotton/acrylic blended threads that is common for the Zunil region. It features lovely flowers radiating from the neck opening in wonderful detail, with accenting designs on the shoulder caps. The beautiful flowers are done with free-hand machine embroidery that surround the collar and the sleeves. The background is pale dove grey with colorful stripes.

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This huipil is in very good used condition, with a few signs of wear, slight wear and a few loose threads at the collar and sleeves, and some pulling of the background fabric where the huipil was previously gathered at the shoulders. A lovely huipil with beautiful colors!



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