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Huipil XVIII Accent Framed Textile

Vintage

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Guatemala

$695

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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.