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H_SA_049

Girl's huipil 
Width: 19"
Length: 17"
Neck:  4.5" wide,
 2" depth 

Price: $20.00 

misplaced 8/6/2012

 

 
Santiago Atitlan --  Interesting mix of traditional designs and neck with embroidered roses border on this girls huipil.  Two panel huipil hand-woven on back-strap loom  Sides open so can be used as poncho or easily tacked closed.  Older style that does show some wear on velvet neck, but in otherwise good condition.  

 

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>20"
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H_SA_13-3

Woman's Huipil 
Width: 23"
Length: 23 "
Neck : 6" wide, 
2" deep

Wt:  .8 lb

Price: $100

sold

Santiago Atitlan -  Many fine birds hand-embroidered on this huipil. I counted more than 50 on one side.. The base material is a very light blue with very dark purple (appear black) vertical stripes and similar colored raised horizontal stripes.  Ends of the panels have short fringe. Sides of huipil are open (could easily be sewed closed)

Condition: Moderately good used condition.  The base material is fairly worn with some fading and graying with wear along the selvage edges. .    I would guess this huipil was washed on stones in the lake like so many older huipils from Santiago Atitlan. The embroidery is in relatively good condition.

2013: Bought from Dolores.  Was huipil of her sister-in-law, Luisa Cajon Pabla.
  

 

H_SA_12-I

Woman's Huipil 
Width: 23"
Length: 21 "
Neck : 4" wide, 
5" deep

Price: $105


Santiago Atitlan - 
Condition: .Very good used, very finely embroidered birds.Some loose threads.
Being added.  Contact lynn@terraexperience.com for more information.

2012: Marias's Mom's huipil
 

 

H_SA_13-1

Woman's Huipil 
Width: 23"
Length: 24 "
Neck : 6" wide, 
2" deep

Wt:  .8lb

Price: $75

Santiago Atitlan -  An unusual huipil in design and embroidery technique.  The grapes around the neck and small raised rose flowers are a design and technique I don't see often in Santiago Atitlan.  I like that the traditional Mayan calendar designs are larger and well done and distinct. Two panels selvage finished the others with short fringe.  The huipils sides are open.  Color is very light blue with narrow dark purple/black (?) vertical stripes.  The horizontal stripes raised weave in two tones of purple with a bit of" brillante" (metallic) thread.

Condition: .A well used huipil in fairly good condition. The base material is worn and what one might called "grayed" - but evenly so.  I would guess this huipil was washed on stones in the lake like so many huipils from Santiago Atitlan.  There is a  bit of looseness and a few loose threads with the embroidery around the neck. I would probably leave as it, but a couple reinforcing stitches would help if you plan to wear it.

2013: Bought from Dolores.  Was huipil of her her sister-in-law, Luisa Cajon Pabla.

 

 

H_SA_13-4

Woman's Huipil 
Width: 24"
Length: 29 "
Neck : 5" wide, 
2" deep

Wt:  .8lb

Price: $75

sold


 
Santiago Atitlan -  Light blue cotton base material with dark navy stripes woven into the fabric. The birds are nicely done with a bit of metallic thread in the yellow embroidery floss.  The panel ends have a 1/4 inch fringe that has been reinforced.  Nicely finished shoulder.  With of the the material is about 29 or 30" across the shoulders, but has fitted with it side seams to be about 22" wide

Condition: In fairly good condition.  The embroidery has a few loose threads, but has generally held up well.  The base material shows some sun fading and light spotting. There is one small hole (less than dime sized) where the fabric as worn and could be darned closed.

2013: Purchased from Ana Maria.  Probably made by her or her mother.

 

H_SA_16-10

Woman's Huipil 
Width: 24 -26"
Length:  24"
Neck : 7" wide, 
3.5" deep

Price:  $50


 
Santiago Atitlan -  Hand embroidered hummingbirds (colobri) and others in this huipil.  The base material is light (sky) blue with purple vertical stripes. The base material was woven on a back-strap loom.   Two ends of the panels are selvage finished, the other two are fringed (easily hemmed). Sides of huipil are seamed so the wider portion around the shoulders has the appearance of short sleeves.  Neck is nicely finished with a closed buttonhole type stitch.

Condition: Fair to moderately good used condition.  The base material is fairly worn with some fading and light spotting. There is wear and some stress points at the bottom of the arm hole. The embroidery is in relatively good condition and has a little bit of brillante (metal threads). An interesting addition is some pink/rose embroidery near the bottom edge of the huipil in one panel.  Ana Maria was teaching her young daughter to embroider.  I have left it, but could be removed without much trouble.

2016: Bought from Ana Maria.  She embroidered and wore.

 

H_SA_16-11

Woman's Huipil 
Width: 25 -27"
Length:  26"
Neck : 8" wide, 
3.5" deep

Price:  $50


 
Santiago Atitlan -  A combination of machine and hand embroidered birds in this huipil. The birds directly below neck-line are machine embroidered.  The design was embellished with 3 set of birds on each side and a set of birds over the shoulder. The base material is light (sky) blue with black vertical stripes. The base material was woven on a back-strap loom.  Ends of the panels are seamed. Sides of huipil are seamed so the wider portion around the shoulders has the appearance of short sleeves.

Condition: Fair to moderately good used condition.  The base material is fairly worn with some fading and graying with wear along the arm edges.The embroidery is in relatively good condition and has a little bit of brillante (metal threads).

2016: Bought from Ana Maria.  Was her huipil. I believe she did the portion embroidery that was hand-done.

 

H_SA_16-09

Woman's Huipil 
Width: 27"
Length:  26"
Neck : 7" wide, 
3" deep

Price:  $50


 
Santiago Atitlan -    Nicely embroidered roses decorate this Santiago Atitlan Huipil.  The neck is finished with ink and rose closed buttonhole type stitch.   The base material is white with rose, burgundy and black vertical stripes.  The base material of the huipil was woven on a backstrap loom.  Ends of the two panels are selvage finished and other two are fringed (could be hemmed). Sides of huipil are open (could be easily sewn closed).

Condition: Fair to moderately good used condition.  The base material is fairly worn with some fading and graying with wear along former seams. The embroidery is in relatively good condition and has a little bit of brillante (metal threads).

2016: Bought from Ana Maria.  Was her huipil. I believe she or her Mom, Dolores embroidered the roses.

 

H_SA_13-9

Woman's Huipil 
Width: 27"
Length:  31"
Neck : 6" wide, 
2.5" deep

Price:  $100



 
Santiago Atitlan -  Many fine birds hand-embroidered on this huipil. I counted more than on one side.. The base material is a white with primarily black a 2 red vertical stripes.  and similar colored raised horizontal stripes.  Ends of the panels have short fringe. Sides of huipil are open (could easily be sewed closed)

Condition: Moderately good used condition.  The base material is fairly worn with some fading and graying with wear along the selvage edges. .    I would guess this huipil was washed on stones in the lake like so many older huipils from Santiago Atitlan. The embroidery is in relatively good condition.

2013: Bought from Dolores.  Was huipil of her sister-in-law, Luisa Cajon Pablan.

 

H_SA_13-15

Woman's Huipil 
Width: 28"
Length:  24-24"
Neck : 6" wide, 
3.5" deep

Price:  $75


Santiago Atitlan -  Nice hand-embroidered birds surrounded by flowers.  Unusual strip of fine embroidered flowers and butterflies across the shoulders.  The base material is cotton and light blue.  Vertical stripes of blue and two shade of green and small horizontal stripes of white, blues and grays are woven into the material.. Two panel ends are selvage finished, others are loosely reinforced. Panel sides are open, but could be easily sewn closed.

Condition: Fairly good used condition with some even wear.  Has had some tucks opened up. I would probably hem the panel ends if I decided to wear it.

2013: Forgot to write down whom I bought it from.

         

 

H_SA_13-2

Woman's Huipil 
Width: Fabric & across the shoulders 29", lower portion 22 with seams.

Length: 26 "
Neck : 5" wide, 
4" deep

Wt:  1.25lb

Price: $75

sold

  
Santiago Atitlan -  Incredible work went into the embroidered flowers on this huipil  The base material is cotton. It's color is light blue-lavender with black stripes. The embroidered flowers have multiple colors in each flower giving them the feel of a "painted picture".  Some brillante (metallic) thread border parts of the flowers giving them extra depth and a bit of sparkle. The panel ends have a 1/4 inch fringe.  The side seams are wide creating a more fitted appearance.  The fabric is 29" wide, but is with side seams only 22" in functional width (could probably be opened)

Condition: Good used huipil.  The embroidery is in good condition.  The base material shows some sun fading and light spotting.  The panels are loosely sewn - can be easily sewn together or split apart.

2013: Bought from Ana Maria who wore it for a number of years. Probably her or her Mom's work.

 

H_SA_13-7

Woman's Huipil 
Width: 29"
Length: 27 "
Neck : 7" wide, 
3.5" deep

Wt:  .8lb

Price: $50

Santiago Atitlan -  Light lavender cotton base material with black and darker lavender (mauve?) stripes woven into the fabric.  The top portion of the huipil has interesting cross stripe design of lavender and black "dots" with a speck of metallic gold in the center.  The flowers are hand embroidered with some metallic thread. Ends of panels are hemmed on one side - other side I'm not sure whether nicely cut or loose selvage (I would suggest hemming).

Condition: In fairly good condition.  The main problem is the metallic gold thread is worn in places and thus there a some loose threads.

2013: Purchased from Dolores. The huipil of a friend of hers, Ana Men.
 

 

H_SA_13-6

Woman's Huipil 
Width: 29"
Length:  28"
Neck : 6" wide, 
3.5" deep

Price:  $150

sold




 
Santiago Atitlan -  A beautiful basically "New" 2- panel huipil from Santiago Atitlan hand embroidered by Maria.  Click on the pictures to see an enlargement of the fine work. The base material is cotton and woven by Maria's mother on a back-strap loom. It is a aqua - light turquoise blue with teal and dark green vertical stripes.  It fits over my 22" inch head.  The panels ends have been nicely hemmed.  Sides are open, but can be easily be sewn closed if you prefer. Both sides have similar design   Would be a fun huipil to wear.

Condition: Excellent, basically like new. May have been worn a couple times at most.

2013: Made by Maria and her Mom

 

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H_SA_14-2

Woman's Huipil 
Width: 30"
Length: 29 "
Neck : 7" wide, 
5" deep

Wt:  1.lb

Price: $115

  

Santiago Atitlan -  Santiago Atitlan hand woven huipil with beautiful bird embroidery (look at close-up) on front and back and along shoulders.  Base material cotton. Color is a light blue-lavender with black stripes. Embroider includes a little  bit of the "brillante" metal threads in the brown embroidery floss that gives a little extra sparkle to the over-all effect.

Ends of 4 panels have a 1/3 inch fringe rather than a selvage finish (you could be hem if prefer).  Panel sides open, could be worn as a poncho over a shell or turtleneck or easily hemmed closed.  Fits over my 22" head.  I think would be an attractive huipil to wear.

Condition: Good used condition, base material has light even fading and wear.  The huipil side seams were sewn about two inches from the fabric edge (to make the huipil fit the a smaller women better). They are now open.  Embroidery in very good condition with just a few loose threads.

2014: Bought from Antonia, made by her sister Maria

 

H_SA_13-5

Woman's Huipil 
Width: 30"
Length: 28 "
Neck : 6" wide, 
4" deep

Wt:  1.lb

Price: $175


 
Santiago Atitlan -  A beautiful basically "New" 2- panel huipil from Santiago Atitlan hand embroidered by Maria.  Click on the pictures to see an enlargement of the fine work. The base material is cotton and woven by Maria's mother on a back-strap loom. It is a medium blue with extremely dark navy/black (?) vertical stripes.  It fits over my 22" inch head.  The panels ends have been nicely hemmed.  Sides are open, but can be easily be sewn closed if you prefer. Both sides have similar design.
Condition: Excellent, basically like new.
2013: Made by Maria and her Mom

 

H_SA_13-10

Woman's Huipil 
Width: 30"
Length: 27 "
Neck : 6" wide, 
2.5" deep

Wt:  5.lb

Price: $50


  

Santiago Atitlan -  Two-panel light blue background with dark blue stripes made on a back-strap loom.  Interesting grey bird design brocaded into lighter base material.  Colorful flowers surround the centered bird design, all hand embroidered. A significant amount of brillante (metallic) threads give the flowers an extra sparkle.  Two panels selvage finished others nicely hemmed.

Condition: .Very good used huipil.  Light even wear and very few loose threads.
Being added.  Contact lynn@terraexperience.com for more information.

2013: 2013: Bought from Dolores.  Was huipil of her sister-in-law, Luisa Cajon Pablan.

 

H_SA_12G

Woman's Huipil 
Width: 30"
Length:  29"
Neck :7 " wide, 
2" deep

Price: $40

H_SA_12G


Santiago Atitlan - 

Condition: .Good used condtion. Handwoven emboidery with beads in design.  Light spotting and neck could use a little finishing.
Being added.  Contact lynn@terraexperience.com for more information.

2012:   Bought from Evalia
 

 

H_SA_068

Woman's Huipil 
Width: 31"
Length:  29"
Neck : 6" wide, 
4" deep

Price:  $50



 
Santiago Atitlan -   Used good condition with one major exception - two 1" holes that could be repaired.

Being added. It can take me awhile to add the detailed description. So if you need more information than the pictures can provide, please contact me with the huipil # - lynn@terraexperience.com

  

 

H_SA_13-11

Woman's Huipil 
Width: 31"
Length: 31.5 "
Neck : 6" wide, 
2.5" deep

Wt:  1.7lb

Price: $50

  
Santiago Atitlan -  Light blue-lavender base with darker purple vertical stripes woven into fabric.  The horizontal stripe design is probably hard to see unless you enlarge the pictures (click on them) -- with a multicolored jewel like feeling of small flower and X's in the weave.  There is "brillante" thread in many of these colors which adds to the effect. The base was woven on a backstrap loom with two panels loosely selvage finished and the other two hemmed.  The embroidery of birds and flowers is attractive, but done by machine rather than hand embroidered. The neck is not quite large enough to fit over my 22" head.  The neck head-hole is nicely finished and would be a shame (and somewhat difficult) to cut.

Condition:  Very good used condition. A few loose threads along ends of panels.

2013: Purchased from Dolores.  Was her friend's Ana Men's huipil.

 

H_SA_12L

Woman's Huipil 
Width: 33"
Length:  31"
Neck : 3" wide, 
4" deep

Price: $140

H_SA_12L
 

Santiago Atitlan - 

Condition: Excellent used condition. Hnad woven, a few loose threads.  Sides open
Being added.  Contact lynn@terraexperience.com for more information.

2012:  Antonia

 
  

 

H_SA_12R

Woman's Huipil 
Width:33 "
Length: 28 "
Neck : 4" wide, 
5" deep

Price: $150



Santiago Atitlan - 

Condition: .Very good used condition.  Hand embroidered birds. Neck flowers are nicely machine embroidered with beads.  Sides open.
Being added.  Contact lynn@terraexperience.com for more information.

2012: Dolores huipil

 

 

H_SA_13-12

Woman's Huipil 
Width: 33"
Length: 31 "
Neck : 4.5" wide, 
2.5" deep

Wt:  1.7 lb

Price: $100*

sold

 

Santiago Atitlan -  A weaver with very good skills and lots of patience wove this 2-panel huipil.  Note the fine bird and other Mayan glyph figures found in 12 rows on each side of the huipil in two shades of lavender.  Each row has at least 40 figures.  Each figure is distinct and well done.  Nice contrasting hand embroidered flowers around the neck.  The base material is white with thin very dark purple/black (?) stripes  The horizontal stripes are a multicolored  narrow stripes of dark green, purple and light aqua blue.  The same light aqua blue is somehow woven into the white base of the upper portion of the huipil so that upon close examination, it has a tinge of very light aqua blue rather than pure white. Side have been opened, but could be easily sewn closed. 

Condition: .Reasonably good used huipil.  Its been worn many times and probably washed on the rocks in Lake Atitlan. Wear is fairly even.  Major flaw is the bottom of the panels which have been unevenly cut and are frayed.  They could be easily hemmed.  Some tucks in the huipil (to make smaller) have been opened. 

 

H_SA_065

Woman's Huipil 
Width: 38"
Length:  28"
Neck : 6" wide, 
3" deep

Price:  $75


Santiago Atitlan -  Very good used good condition. Purchased in 2009.

Being added. It can take me awhile to add the detailed description. So if you need more information than the pictures can provide, please contact me with the huipil # - lynn@terraexperience.com.

 

 

H_SA_12C

Woman's Huipil 
Width: "
Length:  "
Neck : " wide, 
" deep

Price: $40

misplaced 8/6/2012
 

Santiago Atitlan - 

Condition: .
Being added.  Contact lynn@terraexperience.com for more information.

2012:

 

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C_SA_021

Corte
Dimensions:
33" x 76(2) =142"

Weight : 1.75 lb

Price:  $50.00

Santiago Atitlan - Rich red 2-panel foot-loomed jaspe (ikat)  tube skirt (corte).    Primary material is cotton, but also includes a fair amount of "brillante" or metalis thread which has been favored in for its extra sparkle.   Dimensions of the skirt's fabric is 33" by 142". Purchased in 2014 from Julia Catalina. In generally  good used  condition. May have some light even fading with use and loose threads.
 

C_SA_022

Corte
Dimensions:
36" x 72(2) =142"

Weight:  1.75 lb

Price: $50

sold

Santiago Atitlan - Dual Colored red 2-panel foot-loomed jaspe (ikat)  tube skirt (corte). One side of the tube skirt is a wine red and the other is a rust red.  Probably used by someone who had two different colored huipils and would fold the skirt so it worked with either one.    Primary material is cotton.   Dimensions of the skirt's fabric is 36" by 142".    Purchased in 2014 from Ana Maria.   In generally  good used  condition. May have some light even fading with use and loose threads.
 

C_SA_013

Corte
Dimensions:
38" x 71(2)=142"

Form: 2-panel tube (1panel 32", other 6")


Weight :

$45

sold

Santiago Atitlan - Rich red 2-panel foot-loomed jaspe (ikat)  tube skirt (corte).  In good used condition, with moderate even sun fading.  One panel is 32" wide, the other is 6" and has been added to lengthen the skirt. Primary material is cotton with some synthetic metallic threads to give the shine that is favored in Santiago Atitlan these days.  Dimensions of the skirt's fabric is 38" by 142".
 

C_SA_017

Corte
Dimensions:
40" x 130"


Weight :

$45.00


misplaced 8/2012
 

Santiago Atitlan -

A nice piece of skirt material, unusually wide for a single panel of material. Rich red 1-panel foot-loomed jaspe (ikat)  tube skirt (corte).  In very good to excellent used condition.  Primary material is cotton..  Dimensions of the skirt's fabric is 34" by 91".

 

C_SA_018

Corte
Dimensions:
32" x 56(2) =112"

 


Weight :

$50.00

sold


Santiago Atitlan - Rich red 1-panel foot-loomed jaspe (ikat)  tube skirt (corte).  In excellent used condition.   Primary material is cotton.   Dimensions of the skirt's fabric is 32" by 112". In generally very good condition. Maybe some light even fading with use.
 
 
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 Fitting Tips ---  Huipils were traditionally made on a loom. Thus they are made of rectangular pieces and are not intended to be a fitted garment.  The width of the garment should be considerably larger (at least 25 to 33%) than the shoulders of the wearer.  Think about room to grow too! Mayan women often put tucks in a huipil's shoulder then remove them as a child grows. 

Neck and head hole openings on Huipils are often small.  Note that we can not guarantee that the neck size of a Huipil fits you and your child.  If you want to wear some huipils you may have to open the neck opening and lightly stitch it. This is especially true of Huipils that have been woven on a back-strap loom.    Please check your neck and head measurements carefully!!!                            last  updated June 3, 2005

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