One of the most fabulous dresses from the Kuchi people of Afghanistan. These take about two months of daily work to produce. Like something out of a psychedelic fairytale. A wonderful flare makes it great for dancing.
The skirt portion is a beautiful faux brocade silk. With the body color and sheen, it looks like silk.
48" long and 16.5" wide across the chest under the armpits. Goes on over the head.
This is huipil made from a Colotenango huipil. 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.
W 31 x L 39 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.
A stunning handwoven huipil from the Amuzgo people of Guerrero. Truly masterful weaving and a very special garment. The design is unusually complex including many colors and the panels are joined with woven embroidery floss.
This huipil is a masterpiece of an accomplished artisan.
All of our Amuzgo pieces are purchased from an artisans collective there. Weaving has taken on an important economic role in many Amuzgo families as the income from farming is no longer enough to subsist.
This one has these measurements:
The Amuzgos are an indigenous people of Mexico. They primarily live in a region along the Guerrero/Oaxaca border, chiefly in and around four municipalities: Xochistlahuaca, Tlacoachistlahuaca and Ometepec in Guerrero, and San Pedro Amuzgos in Oaxaca. Their languages are similar to those of the Mixtec, and their territories overlap. They once dominated a larger area, from La Montaña down to the Costa Chica of Guerrero and Oaxaca, but Mixtec expansion, rule and later Spanish colonization has pushed them into the more inaccessible mountain regions and away from the coast. The Amuzgos maintain much of their language and dress and are known for their textiles, handwoven on backstrap looms with very intricate two-dimensional designs. The Amuzgo area is very poor with an economy mostly dependent on subsistence agriculture and handcraft production.
For more great huipils and tops from around the world check out the tops section of our shop!
These come from Burkina Faso and are truly vintage and truly beautiful. They emanate the sweet vibes of previous owners. I have paired this piece with a lovely uzbek set of tassels. The tassels themselves are made of silk. The belt that they are attached to is knit cotton.
It measures 75x33" not including the fringe.
As, I mentioned these are truly vintage and it is typical for them to come well worn, it is part of what makes them special. This is by no means in pristine condition yet it is very beautiful! Please look at all of the photos before purchasing