This beautiful post-1980 huipil was hand woven on a back strap loom in three black cotton base panels. These panels are decorated with supplementary brocade. Wonderful brilliant colors. Gorgeous hues. The center panel is wider and more extensively decorated. The sunburst collar is hand embroidered in cotton over velvet and unique to Chichicastenango huipiles. This beautiful huipil in very good condition.
Measures 33.5 wide x 29 long.
These are great year round. In the winter I wear them over a light sweater and they are cozy.
For more great huipiles and tops from around the world check out the tops section of our shop!
This is huipil made from a Colotenango skirt. A beautiful colorway. The dress is base is made from a thick and supple rayon called aleman which is prized for its drape. The cotton embroidery is very fine and the geometric designs are of typical Colotenango embroidery.
This is an extraordinarily fine example of Colotenango work. The embroidery is particularly extensive and fine.
W 35 x L 37 inches
Its shown here worn as a tunic but would be great as a dress also. Please note the condition of the material in the photos. It is sturdy and any areas that need it have been reinforced. It is a gorgeous garment. The condition has been reflected in the price.
Wonderful shawl from Chamula, Chiapas. This garment is handwoven from the little sheep that are raised in small flocks there, spun on small top style spindles and then hand embroidered. In addition to looking great it is warm and super practical. We love a poncho.
The wool that goes to make this shawls is raised locally and spun on small top style spindles. This was purchased from the woman that made it.