This amazing Mayan blouse (Huipil) has a traditional intricate brocade work featuring several different bird, tree of life, and plant designs found in San Juan Sacatepéquez, Guatemala.
The huipils from San Juan Sacatepequez are known for their bright and bold colors. They often feature a combination of bright blues, greens, pinks, and yellows. This particular one has a bright yellow base with purple and green stripes. The huipils from San Juan Sacatepequez are typically larger than huipils from other parts of Guatemala. They are designed to be worn loose and flowing, rather than fitted. These unique characteristics make them easily recognizable and highly prized by collectors and admirers of Mayan textiles.
When you buy a Huipil, you are truly wearing Guatemalan history and an one-of-a-kind, masterpiece!
Please review measurements below to ensure proper fit. All sales are final.
Measurements on flat surface: Sizes are a "fits like" guide and not a standard measurement.
Shape: The huipils from San Juan Sacatepequez are typically rectangular in shape, with a hole in the center for the head to pass through. They are often made from several rectangular pieces of fabric that are sewn together.
This particular huipil is a ‘poncho’ style blouse that is normally worn tucked in or cinched in by a thick belt. This particular square huipil has not been sewn up on either side, making it ideal to wear over a tank top.
- This Huipil fits like LARGE & XL
- Bust (armpit to armpit) 30.5” inches wide
- Length 24” inches long
- Arm Opening: Sides are open so that you can wear it like a poncho, with a tank-top underneath or you can close the sides.
- 100% cotton but this fabric is typically lightweight and breathable.
- Condition: Great vintage condition. Please note that this blouses has lived a previous life and therefore shows some signs of age but DOES NOT have any holes or repairs. The embroidery on the center of the top is in remarkably great condition.
- This vintage Huipil was personally purchased by Angelica, founder of Tesoros Maya. This Huipil was ethically sourced and the artisan was paid fair price.
- Please note: The entire piece is genuine hand woven and hand embroidered. Many Huipiles are now embroidered using sewing machine which can also be referred to as 'hand made'. This piece is made entirely without the use of machine.
- This Huipil was 100% handmade from beginning to end; therefore naturally there will be some imperfections. You could see some loose threads, DO NOT pull just snip with scissors. Or you can use BLOUSE SNAG REPAIR NEEDLE to repair weaving stiches.
- For a better care, we recommend hand wash or DELICATE cycle only.
- Dry flat