This is a spectacular, authentic Huipil from Chajul, Quiche Guatemala.
This pre-loved top was hand-woven on a back-strap loom with "Aleman" cotton in a IndigoPurple Bluebase. This type of top is one of our most popular garments because of how soft and cool the hand-woven fabric feels.
This stunning Huipil has a woven-embroidered design of Mayan butterflies. In Guatemalan culture, the Butterfly is a symbol of freedom and life after death or hardship. Within us, a Butterfly can represent freedom from unwanted habits, freedom from past heartache, and freedom of the spirit. The Butterfly may hold special significance to someone who has overcome great adversity. Great piece to add to your ethical wardrobe!
*Please review measurements below to ensure proper fit. All sales are final.
Measurements on flat surface:
This Huipil will fit a Small frame - this top runs long
Sizes are a "fits like" guide and not a standard measurement.
Bust (armpit to armpit): 19.5” inches wide
Length: 22” - 25” inches long
This Huipil is closed at the sides
Condition: Good vintage condition with a some loose threads and wear. The bottom part has some loose threads but does not affect the structure of the blouse. Also, please note that the bottom parts are uneven. The Mayan woman wear these shirts underneath a skirt so the bottoms are never seen. This blouses has lived a previous life and therefore shows some signs of age and loose thread but has no holes or repairs and is in remarkably great condition.
This vintage Huipil was personally purchased by Angelica, founder of Tesoros Maya from Juana. This Huipil was ethically sourced and the artisan was paid fair price.
This Huipil was made by female artisans in Guatemala; hand-woven and hand-embroidered. This top is 100% cotton and showcases Maya iconography, an example of wildlife and geometric figures that have significance cultural relevance to the Maya community.
Not suitable for machine dryers, dry on a flat surface
To ensure this blouse has a long life, we recommend washing it by hand or on a delicate spin cycle only