This poncho come from the very fashion conscious Zinacantan. Textiles are important here and the color motifs and even techniques appear to change dramatically every few years! This poncho has been handwoven of many colors and metallic thread and then hand-embroidered with the same in fabulous fanciful and sensual floral patterns.
This is an example of a style that is no longer used and very hard to come by now. Modern Zinacantan textiles are of a completely different color way.
The tassels are beautiful and quite impressive. The tassel strings are thick and beautiful macrame straps.
The fringe at the bottom is fine and hand twisted. A very time consuming endeavor!
These look lovely as wall hangings and can be simply hung with a dowel. I'll be happy to send along a dowel for displaying the poncho but shipping may be more than what is quoted here.
It measures 23 X 28" not including the tassels. This one is in excellent vintage condition
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 35 x L 35 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.