Vintage Huipil Top - Nebaj

$169.00

This stunning pre-loved top has been made entirely by hand. It features three panels joint together. A stunning vintage panel in a white background in the center with traditional hand-woven soft cotton purple material on the sides. This top features a stunning geometric embroidery around the collar, traditionally known from the Mayan village of Nebaj, Quiche, Guatemala.

Our vintage Huipil Tops from Nebaj are a popular choice with hand-crafted designs reminiscent of ancient hieroglyphs and Mayan symbols. Angelica, the founder of Vida Maya, often refers to the intricate embroidery as a "where's waldo of Guatemala". Look closely and you may spot the horses and Mayan birds!

The Mayan birds are called Tz'ikin. They are associated with freedom, creativity, and spiritual guidance. It is often associated with artists, musicians, and visionaries.

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, this top is a 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 and can easily be worn as a small top too. 
  • Bust (armpit to armpit) - 21.5” inches wide
  • Length - 21” inches long
  • 100% Cotton
  • Condition: Beautifully preserved vintage piece, with some loose threads at the hem, though this doesn't impact the structure. Please note that the center white panel has a small blue mark; not that noticeable. The embroidery is intact, covering almost all of the blouse - a true masterpiece! 
  • This Huipil was ethically sourced and the artisan was paid fair price.

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
  • Dry flat