These are very special pendants hand carved with hand tools by contemporary Mayan artisans. The workmanship is very lovely and unlike the carved jade that I saw anywhere else in Guatemala. the artisans are very sensitive to the jade that they are working with and carefully incorporate the grain and form of the stone into the design. They allow material to dictate the design to a larger degree.
Strung on a Tuareg leather cord. The jade is called guatemalita. It is indigenous only to Guatemala.
a the necklace measures 20" long.
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This beautiful post-1980 huipil was hand woven on a back strap loom in three cotton base panels. These panels are decorated with supplementary brocade in cotton and silk. The center panel is wider and more extensively decorated. The motif is a combination of the plumed serpent and universal diamonds. The sunburst collar is hand embroidered in silk over velvet and unique to Chichicastenango huipiles. This beautiful huipil is in excellent condition.
The embroidery is very finely done in silk and a high quality cotton floss.
These are great year round. In the winter I wear them over a light sweater and they are cozy.
Measures approximately 34 x 25
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