In Guatemala, the traditional indigenous dress includes an intricate hair wrap. Hair worn in this style is called a Tocoyal or Cinta.
Like the majority of Mayan’s tradition clothing, Tocoyal or cintas are intricately woven from hand with colorful designs that often tell stories. In some regions the style indicates if a woman is married or single, or even if she has children. This amazing hair ribbon has carries much significance since it has a long and mythical history in the Mayan culture. The Tocoyal or Cinta represents the serpent (snake) worn by the Mayan goddess Ix Chel. Ix Chel is the Mayan people’s earth and moon goddess, as well as the goddess of weaving and pregnant women.
This stunning long narrow tapestry if filled with color and complex designs of Guatemalan indigenous weaving. Finely hand-woven, this hair ribbon features Mayan figures that represent the colorful daily life along with diamonds and zigzags representing the mountains and rivers of Guatemala running the full length of the hair ribbon.
Personally purchased in Chichicastenango, Guateamala. This stunning Tocoyal ribbon can be used as curtain ribbons or add as an embelishment to any of your sewing projects. The possibilities are endless.
The pictures on the website do not do this product justice. In person the hair wrap has so many beautiful details. The colors are vibrant and it is long enough for those with long, medium or short hair. Simple instructions are provided but I am excited to learn the different ways to use it in my hair. I have already been inspired to wear this as a necklace and belt. I can't wait to get more!
Loved it. Wish there was another choice w brighter colors but this one is great.
Very well made. Cute idea
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This bag is the perfect size. Can be used as a Make Up bag or as Clutch for date night. I love the handmade textile, it’s a work of art.