Wearable Art Huipil Embroidered Birds and Flowers Cotton Top$107.00
Incredible vintage colorful Guatemalan Huipil with embroidered birds and flowers. Fabric is thick woven cotton and has some silver metallic embroidered threads at the neckline. Has open sides and slips on overhead.
here in Austin, these are often put into boxes and shown as artwork on the walls of affluent Austinites.
It truly is a piece of art. This is an exceptional piece.
Good condition - has a couple places where the seam needs to be re-sewn, plus a couple minor places where fabric has worn a bit and is beginning to get a small hole. Also, oddly there are 2 slits in back where zippers are sewn in (possibly armholes??? though I don't see how that would be comfortable). And there is a slit at the neck so as to get your head through. (see pics) Otherwise, an outstanding example of Guatemalan craftsmanship!
Width 31" side to side
This item is sold from a vintage boutique in Austin, TX.