The word "huipil" describes Mayan indigenous blouses that the women of Southern Mexico and Guatemala have made by hand for centuries.
The embroidery of every huipil is unique, telling the story of the woman who made it and the community she hails from. Artisans feel great pride when they see their huipiles worn outside of their community, they tell us. It is a sign of respect for their gorgeous work and their deep traditions.
This incredible vintage piece is covered in hand-embroidery, depicting animals, plants and Mayan spiritual symbols from the Guatemalan community of Quiché.
The neckline features a little sheep laying in a bed of hand-embroidered flowers. The body is covered in embroidery, with a cut-off sleeve.
Measuring 22" by 17 1/2", this blouse will fit a women's size XS beautifully.