These blouses are iconic of Oaxaca. The vast majority made now are machine embroidered and do not compare to the one in this listing. This one is in excellent good vintage condition. Such a gorgeous floral motif on the traditional soft velvet that is no longer used.
This one has these measurements: Chest 24" across Length 21"
It is a size Small.
Make lovely wall hangings.
Both sides are embroidered with the same pattern.
The last trip to Oaxaca and the Istmo where these are made turned up very few of these old hand embroidered huipiles. I had known that they were hard to come by but not realized how nearly impossible they are to find now. So, this may be it! They are treasures.
If you are interested google Tehuana culture as it is fascinating. A matriarchal society where the feminine ideal is a strong woman of some girth! It is common in the Istmo of Mexico to see these huipiles worn proudly displaying a big beautiful belly beneath.
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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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