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 x 31
These are great year round. In the winter I wear them over a light sweater and they are super cozy.
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This is huipil made from an older pre 1980s Chichicastenango huipil and natural silk velvet. Absolutely phenomenal color way! The huipil is a now rare wool embroidered piece. These are no longer produced in this region.
W 27.5 x L 37 inches
The cost of the dress is just enough to cover the materials, the labor that went into it and the fees to sell it.
This poncho come from the Highlands of Chiapas, a village called San Andres Larrainzar. Not a traditional garment but a completely fabulous modern design using the traditional San Andres Larrainzar style of weaving. Wonderful color way.