Ceremonial over-huipiles from San Martín Jilotepeque are known for their bands of woven horizontal zigzag and chevron patterns. The zigzag motif represents the feathered serpent, one of the most important symbols in ancient Maya textiles.
Part of our vintage collection, this rare ceremonial huipil features the feathered serpent brocaded across the chest and blue velvet trim around the neck and arm openings. Display hanging open. Avoid direct sunlight.
- 42" x 32"
- Origin: San Martín Jilotepeque, Guatemala
- Material: Cotton/silk
- Circa: 1970s
- Care: Hand wash cold/dry flat