Huipil Pillow X

Vintage
Guatemala
Sale $225
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The pillow is finished with our flax linen backing and closed by an exposed zipper with a gold pull. The cushion is stuffed with an oversized down insert.

Please remove the down insert before cleaning your pillow cover, then dry clean only.

All orders placed after 2 PM PT will be processed on the next business day.

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. This vintage piece is a fragment of ceremonial huipil. There are only two St. Frank pillows created from this unique textile.