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Tecpán

Tecpán

Beautiful purple huipil from the town of Tecpán. This soft huipil measures 28″ across the shoulders, and 23″ from the shoulders to the bottom hem. The collar is diamond shaped and each of the four sides measures 5″.

This simple yet elegantly woven huipil features purple to pink zigzags of rivers throughout the body on a very dark navy background. The colorful accent is hand-guided machine embroidery that highlights the collar, shoulders, and flows down both the front and back of the lovely textile. The collar and shoulders are trimmed in royal blue velvet.

This huipil is in very good used condition; with perhaps a few loose threads.

$30.00

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Santa Maria de Jesús

Santa Maria de Jesús

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, indigo navy with white stripes and rows of flowers! It is from the town of Santa Maria de Jesús. The corte is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth usually joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body and folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt).

This elegant corte measures 41″ wide and 53″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together to make a tube, but this one is not. It is a full flat piece of fabric.

This corte is beautiful with its accented design that is common for the Santa Maria de Jesús region. It has a seam, or randa, of flowers in yellow and green that runs the length of the corte and one that runs the width.

This corte is in good used condition, and very soft, with a few signs of wear and gentle fading of the dark blue fabric.

$15.00

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San Mateo Ixtatán

San Mateo Ixtatán

Striking design from the very remote town of San Mateo Ixtatán in the Guatemalan department of Huehuetenango. This vintage tzute is actually a huipil that has not been finished. New huipiles are generally purchased by their owners unfinished. They then decide what style and decoration they want for the collars and sleeves. This beautiful ‘unfinished’ huipil has many uses, from carrying items to wearing folded on the head. This tzute measures 32″ wide and 59″ long.

This tzute is lovely with its hand-embroidered design in brilliant colors of red, yellow, purple, black, and blue sewn on a simple muslin cotton background. The design has the round ‘suns’ radiating from the center as the traditional design from San Mateo Ixtatán.

This tzute is in very good used condition for its age, with a few minor signs of wear. There is a slight discoloration in some areas of the muslin and a couple of marks left from where the artist outlined their woven design.

$125.00

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Zunil

Zunil

Lovely woven corte, or mayan skirt, full of  flower vases with mayan figures! It is from the town of Zuníl. The corte is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body and folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt).

This wonderful and striking corte measures 87″ long and 45″ wide from side to side as shown in the photo. Cortes are sewn together to make a tube. This corte has had the stitching joining the sides of the tube removed, and measures approximately 45″ by 87″ laid out flat. The center embroidery runs the full length of the 87″. This corte is fairly thick and heavy.  The background is black cotton woven fabric. The embroidered roses are machine done free-hand, and are truly an art form. Just amazing!

This corte is in great used condition, with perhaps a few loose threads, but very little sign of wear.

$52.00

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Delantal

Delantal

Beautiful delantal/apron full of flowers and birds. Original mayan delantal made from the same fabric used for mayan cortes (skirts). This delantal is adorned with extensive hand-guided machine embroidered flowers that accent the center of this apron. There a small three dimensional flowers added to the center designs in pink and blue. The delantal has accents of silver appliqué trim. This appliqué can also be found at the waist.

This delantal measures 51″ around the waist (from tip of tie to tip of tie), 28″ across the widest part of (at the hem), and 25″ from center of the waist to the bottom edge (length). This delantal has two pockets that are hidden on the underside of the apron (one on each side) and close with a zipper. These aprons are a must have for the women of Guatemala. It is very rare to pass through the market and see women that are not wearing an apron, and many times they are this beautiful style.

This delantal is in good used condition, with a few signs of wear. Perhaps a few loose threads and thinning of the fabric in a few tiny spots. One of the zippers for the hidden pockets does not work. This delantal would look great as a decoration in the kitchen, or as a beautiful, useful apron.

$25.00

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Santa Maria de JesúsSanta Maria de Jesús

Stunning tzute from the town of Santa Maria de Jesús. This large and beautiful tzute measures 37″ wide, and 48″ long.

This tzute is beautiful with its deep colors and hand weaving that feature the traditional animal motifs of Santa Maria de Jesús. The colors are yellow, blue, green, purple and pink. The thread used to weave this tzute are mostly acrylic and lustrina. Where the two lienzos join, there is a lovely randa of flowers, birds, fish, shrimp, and grapes that is machine embroidered free-hand. The background fabric is woven red cotton. Due to the thickness of the weaving, this tzute is a bit heavy.

This tzute is in good vintage used condition, with some signs of wear. There are two smaller areas where thinning and/or holes were repaired by the owner. They are in the lower left area of the tzute. They have been machine stitched, and are difficult to see. Some of the edge trim along the lower right edge has worn off. This would be expected in a vintage tzute. There are a few loose threads.

$60.00

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TecpánTecpán

This flower-filled huipil is from the area of Tecpán. This lovely huipil measures 31” across the shoulders, and 25″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is diamond shaped and if looked at as a square, each side measures 7″ in length.

This huipil has the more modern style for Tecpán and is beautiful with its bright colors and hand weaving that features a garden full of wonderful flowers. The colors are shades of purples with bright green leaves. The background fabric is heavy woven white cotton.

This huipil is in very good used condition with a few minor signs of wear. There are a couple of loose threads as well as some small stains on the lower white section on one side and a loose loom effect due to the weaving of the extra thread back into the huipil on the other side.

$40.00

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