A huipil is an Aztec or Nauhuatl word referring to a Mesoamerican woman’s upper body garment. Most of the huipiles are woven on a back-strap, pre-Hispanic type of loom, by a single woman for her own use or perhaps a family member; some are woven on the larger treadle loom. Each huipil has special pattern associated with a particular village. Thus when a woman went to market, people could always identify where she was from.
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