Huipil XIX

Huipil XIX

Huipil XIX

Huipil XIX

Guatemala
$695 Sale

The huipil is a traditional female blouse worn across the Mesoamerican region. This loose fitting tunic has been worn... READ MORE

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Guatemala

The huipil is a traditional female blouse worn across the Mesoamerican region. This loose fitting tunic has been worn since pre-Columbian times, 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, one-of-a-kind piece is a fragment of huipil, used to wrap around the base of a candle for safe carrying during ceremonies.

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The woven textile is carefully applied to a flax linen substrate, which provides a border between the textile and frame. This piece is available in our lucite frame. Our signature gold St. Frank plate is featured in the bottom right-hand corner of each piece.

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Provenance

The huipil is a traditional female blouse worn across the Mesoamerican region. This loose fitting tunic has been worn since pre-Columbian times, 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, one-of-a-kind piece is a fragment of huipil, used to wrap around the base of a candle for safe carrying during ceremonies.