Vintage Brightly Embroidered Guatemalan Huipil, Closed Sides


$ 185.00

This is a lovely, old huipil, or over blouse, woven and worn by a Mayan woman in Guatemala. The bright color combination features red roses that are woven into the fabric. The design is complimented by the brightly colored embroidered Mayan symbols all over the top 2/3s of the huipil.  It's not fitted so it is perfect for wearing with skinny jeans or with a belt over a full skirt. Generally they are woven as two separate strips on a backstrap loom, then made into blouses with the embroidery around the neck and the stitching down the center. This one has the two panels but then has a third panel going around the bottom and has braided fringe at the bottom. 

The size is medium-medium large. Huipils are basically a square shape so they are not fitted and VERY comfortable. This one is closed on the sides so it can either be worn over another top or worn alone.

state of origin:  Guatemala

dimensions: 26" wide by 25" long, medium size, shorter length

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