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  • Black vintage huipil with embroidered flowers – handmade


    Vintage handwoven huipil/blouse/poncho from Guatemala, woven on the backstrap loom with embroidery around the neck. When you don’t wear your blouse, use it as (wall) decoration – it’s stunning folk art!

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    Product Description

    • COLOUR:     black
    • SIZE:       65 x 75 cm | 25.5 x 30.5".
    • MATERIAL:   cotton/acryl
    • MAKER:      Guatemala, municipalities of Sacatepéquez
    • STATE:      vintage
    • CONDITION:  good, but faded with some open seams
    • Good to know: One size fits all – adjustments can be made accordingly. For example, you can tear open the sides, so you can wear your huipil as a poncho. This is also a good solution when the arms are too narrow. Medium weight material, the colour is faded.

    The huipiles or ‘po’t’, the richly hand-embroidered blouses, are worn by indigenous women. Making huipiles is spadework; it can take up to 6 months to create one single item. With so many working hours in each piece, it feels like having a museum masterpiece in your hand.

    Huipiles are one-of-a-kind: you won’t find a single duplicate.

    Many symbols in your huipil go back to age-old representations from the Mayan culture, like rivers, animals, corn plants, the path of the sun and the forming of the natural landscape. Nowadays, symbols and styles can be traced back to its origin, as each Guatemalan town developed its own characteristic embroideries.