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 an older pre 1980s Chichicastenango huipil and natural silk velvet. Absolutely phenomenal color way! The huipil is a now rare wool embroidered piece. These are no longer produced in this region.
W 27.5 x L 37 inches
The cost of the dress is just enough to cover the materials, the labor that went into it and the fees to sell it.
This poncho come from the Highlands of Chiapas, a village called San Andres Larrainzar. Not a traditional garment but a completely fabulous modern design using the traditional San Andres Larrainzar style of weaving. Wonderful color way.