Vintage Huipil Top- Chajul

$175.00

Handmade in Chajul, El Quiche, Guatemala, this top will add a geometric and flashy style to your wardrobe. Wear it with denim or linen pants for a casual picnic day in the sun, or spice it up with a skirt and boots for a fun night out on the town! Either way you wear it, heads will turn towards your boho-stylish self.

This pre-loved top was hand-woven on a back-strap loom with "Aleman" cotton in a Deep Red color base with black and white stripes. This type of top is one of our most popular garments because of how soft and cool the hand-woven fabric feels.

Iconography: This stunning top has a woven-embroidered design of various 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: Sizes are a "fits like" guide and not a standard measurement.

  • This Huipil fits like a MEDIUM, but can also be worn as SMALL.
  • Bust (armpit to armpit): 21.5" inches wide
  • Length: 22" inches long
  • This Huipil is closed at the sides
  • Condition: Amazing vintage condition. The bottom has a fringe ending and is in great condition. The rich red color on this top is stunning!
  • This Huipil was ethically sourced and purchased with fair trade practices; ensuring the artisan was paid fairly.

CARE:

  • This Huipil was 100% handmade from beginning to end; therefore naturally there will be some imperfections. You could see some loose threads, DO NOT pull just snip with scissors. Or you can use BLOUSE SNAG REPAIR NEEDLE to repair weaving stiches.
  • For a better care, we recommend hand wash or DELICATE cold cycle
  • Dry flat