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Molusc Saint Huipil from San Juan Sacatepéquez


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The following item belongs to the range of “Antique and Rare Items of the Casa de Artes’ Treasures Series”. This item can only be purchased online using PAYPAL or a US Dollar Check sent to our P.O. Box address in Florida, USA. For buying instructions and more pictures, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Saint Huipil woven in one panel.  The piece shows four selvedge ends. It is joined on the sides with a cochineal randa.  It shows white background with the weft texture.  The opening for the head is embroidered with silk, cochineal and satin ribbon.  All the designs are brocaded.  Designs: geometric and lines.

Age: Approximately woven in the 1880’s
Ethnic Group: Kakchiquel
Origin: San Juan Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Materials: Cotton and silk; natural dyes: mollusk and cochineal.
Use: Saint Huipil
Technique: Woven on a back strap loom
Size: Approximately 13” x 10”
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