This fine Nebaj huipil blows my mind! Such tremendous design and creativity. Fine dense almost psychedelic embroidery on a solid purple base. This huipil was hand woven on a back strap loom in two purple base panels made of a material call "aleman" in Guatemala. It is a rayon cotton mix and it is like nothing I've ever felt. Super soft and supple yet substantial. The panels are decorated with supplementary brocade featuring animal, bird and geometric motifs typical of Nebaj weavings. The complex intermingling of these motifs gives the overall design an abstract quality. The traditional collar design symbolizing the four cardinal directions is hand embroidered. This classic example is in very good condition
23 inches long and 25.5 inches wide
These are great year round. In the winter I wear them over a light sweater and they are super cozy.
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Satin handcrafted "un" traditional blouse from the Tzotzil Mayan village of San Juan Chamula. I'm told these take a month to make. They require a great deal of skill because of the fineness of the detail. This comes from my own personal collection. I love the soft metallic look of the material and the palette of the embroidery.
I love the cut and the overall look. Very stylish
Chest width 22 x length 26 inches. A size medium. These are intended to fit snug around the shoulders.
Excellent condition. These are very hard to come by!
Wonderful embroidered eyelete dress from Oaxaca. The motif are jaguars and an agave plant, The cut is wonderful. 22" width across the chest x 42" length. The model is 5' 7" and not wearing shoes. Fits up to size M
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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.