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 Grape Purple base. 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 birds in the front and back. In the Maya culture, peacocks are a sign of spirituality. Their noble nature and musical colors will hold special meaning to someone who is in tune with their inner spirit or searching for peace within themselves. 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 to Medium frame
Sizes are a "fits like" guide and not a standard measurement.
Bust (armpit to armpit): 22.5" inches wide
Length: 22” - 23" inches long
This Huipil is closed at the sides
Condition: Great 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