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Sale price$355.00 AUD

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All huipiles are vintage and may show signs of wear. I ask my vendors to send a report and photos if there are any stains or damage.

Mayan women do not have washing machines, so the huipil you receive has always been handwashed. I recommend for longevity to continue handwashing.

Many huipiles have cotton threads that have been dyed naturally, so when washing some colour may leech out. Mayan women always wash in room temperature water and add a handful of salt on the final rinse and this sets the colours each time. If your huipil runs some colour then please add salt to the final rinse.

Due to the handwoven and vintage nature of these products, small defects and signs of wear and tear, fading or ageing are not uncommon. We feel this only adds to the unique story behind each huipil.

Textile Provenance

Huipil (pronounced wee-peel) designs are infused with ancient Mayan traditions of nature, astrology and ritual. Designs and symbols, representing gods, the natural world and protection for the household are interwoven throughout the fabrics.

Corte designs (Mayan womans skirt) are most commonly a jaspè ikat that is unique to the Mayans. The variety within this design range from simple stripes with almost indiscernible ikat to richly complicated ikat designs depicting stylised animals and symbols of nature.

Tzute textiles are a ceremonial or all purpose rectangular cloth that is hand woven and often embroidered with elaborate stylised designs.

Brocade Weaving

Supplemental weft, a technique integral to the art of weaving, involves the introduction of an extra yarn or thread into the fabric, contributing intricate patterns and embellishments.

Particularly utilized in crafting the brocade textiles for our huipil cushions, this method is known for its time-consuming and intricate nature.

Skilled artisans carefully weave supplemental weft threads, investing significant time and attention to detail, to achieve the unique and elaborate designs featured on our brocade textile cushions.

The complexity of this process adds a touch of artistry to each cushion, making it a distinctive and luxurious addition to your home decor.

FEEDBACK FROM HAPPY CUSTOMERS

The huipil arrived. It’s a beauty !! So much heavier than the ones I have from Mexico. Dense weaving. Embroidery. Magnificent ! I’m cleaning up threads and thinking about whether or not to sew up the sides. I saw you on insta using it as a ruana. Looked good. Thank you for your good eye and for the work you do.

Holly

I just received the huipil. It is stunning! And very good condition, just like you said. Any hard and fast rule about which side to wear, the neckline is exactly the same on both sides? I am very happy, gracias.

Toni

I love it!

Irene

I love it so much... and I won't be waiting for summer to wear! Thank you so so much for this beautiful huipil💕

Kalli

The huipiles arrived safely. They are soft and yummy! Thanks💙

Supamas

The huipiles arrived safely. They are soft and yummy! Thanks💙

Supamas

They are so lovely!!🥰 I can't really wear them in this weather but I will wear them all the time in summer! Thank you so much!!❤️

Sanghee

They are so lovely!!🥰 I can't really wear them in this weather but I will wear them all the time in summer! Thank you so much!!❤️

Sanghee

Me llagaron perfectooooo! Y son una belleza indescriptible.

Magali

Me llagaron perfectooooo! Y son una belleza indescriptible. He mandado enmarcar el huipil en acrilico, porque acà en el campo se me hiba a llenar de polvo

Magali

What a lovely vintage huipil! The colors are yummy and its super easy to wear. Thanks so much. I totally love this lovely green huipil

Ning

They arrived! They are so gorg!!! Even more so in person.

Cheryl

I received the huipiles. They are gorgeous.

Andrea

I received the huipiles. They are gorgeous.

Andrea

Hi packet arrived. All are beautiful. The yellow is my favourite. Do you have more very old with flowers?

Carmen

This Huipil is truly a beauty. The brown color is a great rich shade that works really well with my blonde hair. Also because I’m petite I prefer simple designs. I’m so pleased with this Huipil.

Paula

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