This beautiful post-1980 huipil was hand woven on a back strap loom in three maroon cotton base panels. These panels are decorated with supplementary brocade in Silk and cotton. The center panel is wider and more extensively decorated. The motif is a plumed serpent motif. The sunburst collar is hand embroidered in silk over velvet and unique to Chichicastenango huipiles. An extraordinarily beautiful example that like so many things of beauty cannot quite be captured by the camera. The colors of the more close up photos are the most accurate with regards to the color of the huipil. I love this one.
The plumed serpent known as Kukulcan, meaning "the feathered serpent," is the Mayan’s supreme god. He was the god of the four elements, as well as a creator and the god of resurrection and reincarnation.
These are great year round. In the winter I wear them over a light sweater and they are super cozy.
Measures W32 x L29
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This is a perfectly wonderful handmade textile from Madagascar. Soft hand-spun, hand-dyed and handwoven raw silk textiles produced from silkworm pods raised on a small scale by the artisans. Spectacular colors and wonderful drape. These make great wraps. They work well as big scarf or hood I have several of these and each is slightly different so check out this section of my shop for more, to compare.
This is a wonderful ceremonial Churrancho huipil. This one was hand woven on a backstrap loom in two well matched cotton base panels that are joined by hand embroidered decorative seams. The surface decoration is supplementary brocade featuring various zoomorphic motifs. Circa 1980.
This is a ceremonial huipil with a wonderful feel and drape.
This huipil is in excellent condition apart from the a couple of light yellow spots. I have not tried to remove these.
38 in wide x 29 in length
These are great year round. In the winter I wear them over a light sweater and they are cozy.
For more great huipils and tops from around the world check out our other listings.