San Mateo Ixtatán is a remote Chuj speaking town in the northern part of the Department of Huehuetenango near the
border with Chiapas, Mexico. “The typical huipil of Ixtatán is composed of two to four layers of commercial
muslin and decorated boldly with satin stitch embroidery. Hanging loosely, almost to the knees, this huipil is
reminiscent of its Precolumbian antecedents” (Conde, Maya Culture & Costume, Taylor Museum, p. 58) The better
examples of these huipils are entirely reversible. They are becoming increasingly rare.
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