This is a very cool and unusual huipil with sleeves! T Hand woven on a back strap loom in two predominantly red cotton panels covered by a grid of stripes in various colors including a few metallic stripes. The sleeves are of the same fabric. The base material is decorated with supplementary brocade featuring several complex universal diamond designs. Traditional collar and cuffs. This tailoring is unique to Santiago Chimaltenango huipils and they are one of only two huipil styles in Guatemala that have sleeves. These huipils are increasingly rare and this is a fine example.
Measures 23 inches shoulder to shoulder, 23 inches long. The sleeves are 1/2 or 3/4 sleeves. These are great year round. In the winter I wear them over a light sweater and they are super cozy.
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.
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