San Juan Huipil Blouse
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 San Juan La Laguna region, a municipality on the southwest shore of Lago de Atitlán, Sololá, in Guatemala.
It was made in the traditional method of backstrap loom-weaving with the reoccurring 24 squares pattern which recall for the day June 24th which is the day of the celebration of the pueblo.
The process is labour intensive, taking approximately 2 months to manufacture. The collars are all hand embroidered.
Circumference of arm measurement: 28 cm
Circumference of neck measurement: 72 cm
Armpit to armpit: 60 cm
Height: 57 cm
Material: 100% Rio Blanco Cotton
Care: Hand-wash in cold water, treat stains with mild detergent, lay flat to air dry