Nahualá


Nahualá

Nahualá

Unique red huipil from Nahualá. This huipil measures 32″ across the shoulders, 21″ – 23″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (one panel is shorter than the others). The neck opening is diamond shaped and measures 4 1/2″ in length on each of the four sides.

This huipil is striking with a bright red woven design on a white background. The design is predominantly red with accents of blues, greens, and oranges. The design is classic for the town of Nahualá with figures of birds and other creatures. The background fabric is woven white cotton. The red woven area is done in a thread that does not lose its color with washing.

This huipil is in good used condition, with a few signs of wear. Perhaps some loose threads, as well as a few faint stains. There is a small faint line on the left side, a very faint purple stain on the right side where the color from something else faded, and a few tiny dots on the white background. There is also a very tiny hole near the bottom edge of white section. These flaws are very slight and not easily seen.

$30.00

SOLD

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Nahualá

Classic Huipil from Nahualá! Traditional two lienzo style with beautiful lion and maize design. Fantastic texture and color! This huipil measures 29 1/2″ across the shoulders, 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is where the two lienzos meet and is 9″ in length from front to back.

This huipil is striking with lovely hand woven purple lions and corn plants adorning the upper part of the bodice. The sleeves are trimmed with coordinating accents. The neck opening is simply trimmed where the two lienzos join together. The background fabric is woven deep dark navy blue with faint light green stripes. The unique part of this huipil is the thread used for weaving the lions is a lustrina type thread, which is very fine and shiny, not like many of the acrylic threads commonly used.

This huipil is in great used condition, with almost no sign of wear.

$35.00

SOLD

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Nahualá

Hand embroidered huipil from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. This very large huipil measures 30″ across the shoulders, and 38″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is round and measures 6 1/2″ in diameter.

This ceremonial style huipil has elaborate embroidery that features the traditional double-headed eagle as well as the zigzag feathered serpent in deep burgundies, with accents in green, red, blue, yellow, purple, orange, and pink. The background fabric is a super soft, slightly faded pink cotton. A technique unique to the region of Nahualá is to intentionally let the color of the threads run onto the base fabric. It is said that this dates back to the use of expensive silk threads on the huipiles, which would lose some of the color and run, causing this stunning effect. This is a very striking piece, extremely representative of this region. This huipil has some slight variation in the color of the background fabric for this reason.

This huipil is used, and shows wear. The background fabric has become extremely soft from use with some faint staining.

$30.00

SOLD

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Nahualá

Stunning huipil from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. This huipil measures 30″ across the shoulders, 24″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded), and open out it measures 48″ from bottom edge to bottom edge. The neck opening is round and measures 7″ in diameter.

The striking lion design is done primarily in deep red/burgundy with accents in blues, greens, pinks, and oranges. The sleeves are sewn to create armholes and are also accented with figures. This huipil is light/medium weight, sewn on a cotton background. A technique unique to the region of Nahualá is to intentionally let the color of the threads run onto the base fabric. It is said that this dates back to the use of expensive silk threads on the huipiles, which would lose some of the color and run, causing this stunning effect. This is a very striking piece extremely representative of this region.

A small sewn representation of the owner’s nuhual can be seen on the front near the bottom. Among the Quiché Maya (K’iche’) each person has his or her own nahual who watches over and protects him. The nahual can sometimes be found sewn into the lower part of a huipil so that it can always be kept close.

This huipil is used and in very good condition.

$80.00

SOLD