Guatemalan Huipiles

Shop vintage Guatemalan huipil blouses at El Interior. 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; 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. These huipiles were all made in the traditional style and work great as a blouse or layered over a turtleneck!

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