In Guatemala, the traditional indigenous dress includes an intricate hair wrap. Hair worn in this style is called a TOCOYAL. Tocoyales vary by region and the hair accessories can range from small, headband-like ribbons to large fabric headdresses.
This particular beauty was purchased directly from the village of San Antonio Palopó, Guatemala. This Tocoyal is a long, thin woven cinta, or ribbon. Very elaborate and colorful. The ladies in this village weave these gorgeous hair wraps by hand using a traditional pedal loom and then they adds embellishment like sparkly garland tassels or hand-beaded details.
Whether you want to style your hair in the traditional indigenous Maya way or you want to use it as a belt wrapped around a dress, or use it to tie a curtain in your home; there are endless options to use this stunning peace of art.
My huipil top is beautiful.
Angelica made sure I was satisfied with my purchase!
I will buy again in future!
This item fits perfect and the embroidery is beautiful. It’s ornate enough to wear for Zoom business meetings and comfortable for cozy days at home. 10/10 recommend all products from this vendor- you will not be disappointed in the quality and crafts-woman-ship!
Super stylish high quality basket. Can be used for many purposes. Also great as a gift.
Beautiful a bit small for me but will wear it with honor with respect for my ancestors