Vintage Top - Huipil (L)
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This amazing Mayan blouse (Huipil) has a traditional intricate brocade work featuring several different bird, tree of life, and plant designs found in San Pedro Sacatepequez, Guatemala
Hand-woven on a back-strap loom, this top was handcrafted with two panels, each is finely brocaded with small zoomorphic and geometrical patterns of deer on the upper part of the huipil. Deer are considered a symbol of strong, stable, regal energy by the Maya. They represent all of the animal kingdom. Deer also encompass the four levels of being: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. The energies of the deer also signify the binding forces between an individual and their family.
When you buy a Huipil, you are truly wearing Guatemalan history and an one-of-a-kind, masterpiece!
****Please review measurements below to ensure proper fit. All sales are final.****
This particular huipil is a ‘poncho’ style blouse that is normally worn tucked in or cinched in by a thick belt. This particular square huipil has not been sewn up on either side, making it ideal to wear over a tank top.
- Bust (armpit to armpit) 32” inches wide
- Length 24.5” inches long
- Arm Opening: Sides are open so that you can wear it like a poncho, with a tank-top underneath or you can close the sides.
- Condition: Generally good vintage condition with a some loose threads and wear. Bottom part has some loose threads and fading spots at the bottom; adding a special touch of character to this stunning vintage blouse.
- This vintage Huipil was personally purchased by Angelica, founder of Tesoros Maya. This Huipil was ethically sourced and the artisan was paid fair price.
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
This traditional blouse was 100% handmade from beginning to end; therefore, naturally, there will be some imperfections