El Curandero Gallery

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Colorful & Beautiful Vintage Ethnic Mayan Guatemalan Textile Huipil Poncho

There are no two huipiles exactly alike.
In Guatemala, weaving is an integral part of a Maya woman’s daily life & is an important responsibility that is passed on from generation to generation. Mayans have been weaving for over 2,000 years. Although the textiles have evolved and there have been changes in types of threads, dyes, and designs over the centuries, the basic back strap loom has changed very little. Many types of fabric are handwoven on these looms, and every woman makes her own unique huipil, the traditional blouse still worn in these regions. The design of the huipil expresses cultural identity, role in society, and personal aesthetic. (more…)

Antique Guatemalan, Peruvian Coins & Vintage Trade Bead Chachal Ethnic Necklace

Guatemalan necklaces use coins from Spain, as well as all of the Latin American countries that were once Hispanic colonies along with trade beads from bead centers in Venice, Bohemia/Czechoslovakia, England, & Spain. (more…)

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Wonderful, original, & antique vintage chachal necklace worn by the Guatemalan indigenous Maya

Wonderful, original, & antique vintage chachal necklace worn by the Guatemalan indigenous Maya

*Traditional style worn in Chajul, Guatemala
* 14 1/2 Guatemalan Real Nickel Coins ca. 1900-1901
* 4 1 Guatemalan Real Nickel Coins ca. 1900-1901 (more…)

Spanish Colonial Argentinian Coin, Antique Guatemalan Coins, Trade Bead Chachal

*1 Silver Spanish Colonial 8 Reales Coin: ca. 1813 Argentina from Potosi Mint, Bolivia

*18 Nickel 1 Real Coins: ca. 1900-1912 from Guatemala

*140 Antique Czech/Bohemia Periwinkle Rondelle Spacer Trade Beads: ca. late 19th-early 20th century
(these types of beads are very common in the chachales of San Juan Sacatepequez (more…)

Antique Guatemalan Coins, Vintage Czech Trade Bead, & Pendant Chachal Necklace

Antique Guatemalan Coins, Vintage Czech Trade Bead, & Pendant Chachal Necklace from Guatemala

The word “Chachal” in Quiche language means necklace. These beautiful objects have a fascinating tale of history, culture, art, and economics that begins during the Pre Columbian period hundreds-thousands of years ago and continues to the present where they still worn by many Mayan populations. (more…)

Antique Guatemalan Coins & Vintage Trade Bead Chachal Ethnic Mayan Boho Gypsy Necklace from Guatemala

* 1889 Guatemala Real Coin Pendant with Milagros-2 quetzal birds,
2 fish, 1 owl
* 1894 4 Reales Plata Pendant (more…)

Antique Silver Mexican & Guatemalan Coins, Vintage Trade Bead Chachal Necklace from Guatemala

* 1868 Peru un Sol Counterstamp Coin with 1894 1/2 Real Guatemalan Coin-Silver

* 24 Antique Guatemalan 1 Real Nickel Coins ca. 1900-1912

* 6 1/4 Guatemalan Real Nickel Coins ca. 1900-1901

* 157 Assorted late 19th-early 20th century assorted trade beads from Bohemia/Czechoslovakia

* Handcrafted sterling silver closure (more…)

Antique Ethnic Mayan Guatemalan Silver Coin Earrings ca. late 19th century

Antique Ethnic Mayan Guatemalan Silver Coin Earrings ca. late 19th century

Charming Antique Ethnic Mayan Handcrafted Guatemalan Earrings (more…)

Wonderful Vintage Hand-carved Moor/Christian Dance Mask from Guatemala

A wonderful vintage Moor/Christian mask from Dance of the Moors & Christians in San Antonio Aguas Calientes, dept of Sacatapequez, Guatemala (more…)

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Antique Guatemala Double Eagle Textile: Ceremonial Tzute from Chichicastenango

Beautiful Hand-woven Woman’s Ceremonial Tzute from Chichicastenango, Guatemala

*Excellent, Antique Condition with some stains, minor repairs, & 2 small holes
*1920s
*Silk & Cotton
*Handwoven on a traditional back-strap loom
*Wonderful Double Eagle Motifs (more…)