Chirijox Huipil Blouse - Pink
The huipil is the torso portion of the traje (traditional indigenous womens' dress) and is worn by the Mayan people of Guatemala as an expression of ethnic identity.
This huipil top is handmade with cotton in the Chirijox region of Guatemala.
It was made in the traditional method of backstrap loom-weaving. The process is labour intensive, taking approximately 2 months to manufacture. The collar is hand embroidered.
The design features two big peacocks and four two-headed sparrows. This embroideries represent Mayans deep connection with nature and the beautiful wildlife that lives in the mountains surrounding their villages. The two-headed sparrow is a sacred animal for this pueblo.
Circumference of arm measurement: 28 cm
Circumference of neck measurement: 52 cm
Armpit to armpit: 62
Height: 57 cm
Material: 100% Rio Blanco Cotton & Hilo Alemania
Care: Hand-wash in cold water, treat stains with mild detergent, lay flat to air dry