Blue Huipil

Lavender Eye Pillow

Blue Huipil

Lavender Eye Pillow

9" W x 4" H
Vintage
Guatemala
$45 Sale

The Huipil, or blouse, is a traditional female costume worn across the Mesoamerican region. This loose fitting tunic has... READ MORE

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Vintage
Guatemala

The Huipil, or blouse, is a traditional female costume worn across the Mesoamerican region. This loose fitting tunic has been worn since before the arrival of the Spanish to the Americas, and remains the most common garment worn by indigenous Mesoamerican females today, particularly the Mayas in Guatemala. Huipil are created on a backstrap loom and heavily decorated with woven designs. Many weavers also incorporate intricate embroidery patterns within their weaving. These vintage, one-of-a-kind, St. Frank pieces are each fragments of huipil, used to wrap around the base of a candle for safe carrying during ceremonies.

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Eye pillow is backed with belgian flax linen. Inner contents are rice and dried lavender.

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*Please note that as unique, handmade art, no two pieces are ever exactly the same and color varies across monitors. Our website photos are a close representation of this work, but may not be identical to the piece you receive.

Provenance

The Huipil, or blouse, is a traditional female costume worn across the Mesoamerican region. This loose fitting tunic has been worn since before the arrival of the Spanish to the Americas, and remains the most common garment worn by indigenous Mesoamerican females today, particularly the Mayas in Guatemala. Huipil are created on a backstrap loom and heavily decorated with woven designs. Many weavers also incorporate intricate embroidery patterns within their weaving. These vintage, one-of-a-kind, St. Frank pieces are each fragments of huipil, used to wrap around the base of a candle for safe carrying during ceremonies.