Add something special and unique to your Christmas tree this year! Share the love, colors and magic of Guatemala with family members that appreciate handmade and ethical gifts. This Huipil ornament was hand-crafted using handwoven, pre-loved textile pieces; Huipiles (traditional Mayan blouses).
The weave or design of each Huipil holds great cultural significance and sacred meaning as each region, town, and village possesses its own style and pattern. A woman’s traje (traditional dress) defines not only her personality and geographical location but also her marital, social, wealth, and religious status. These patterns and meanings have held true throughout the years, dating back to the ancient Mayan civilizations.
When you buy a huipil or a huipil ornament, you are truly showcasing an one-of-a-kind, cultural masterpiece!
This adorable Huipil ornament was handcrafted in Chichicastengo, Guatemala by a local group of indigenous women. Your purchase supports the preservation of traditional artisan craft in rural Guatemala and the provision of sustainable and well-paid jobs for the incredible artisans that we partner with!