553 Zunil-1347Zunil

Bright and detailed embroidery on this textile! This striking huipil is from Zunil, in the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala. It measures 32 1/2″ across the shoulders, 26″ wide across the lower edge,  and 32″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures approximately 5 1/2″ in diameter (very tight to pull over adult head). 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 birds radiating from the neck opening in wonderful detail, with similar, accenting designs on the shoulder caps. The beautiful birds are done with free-hand machine embroidery that surround the collar and the sleeves. The neckline is trimmed in burgundy velvet. The background is pale dove grey with colorful stripes.

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This huipil is in excellent used condition, with few signs of wear, perhaps a few loose threads at the collar and sleeves and a couple of slight marks on the lower section. A lovely huipil with beautiful colors!





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