Huipil (Boy's Shirt), Guatemala - 17.75" W x 18.5" L
Huipil (Boy's Shirt), Guatemala - $40
17.75" W x 18.5" L
Boy's shirt, stripes
Very good condition
Huipil pronounced Wee Peel; plural is We Peel Less.
Huipiles are hand woven and worn by the indigenous women of Guatemala. Each huipil displays woven and embroidered designs distinctive to the specific village or area where it was made.
Generally speaking they are hand woven on a back-strap loom in cotton or rayon. They range from one, two, and three panels sewn together. Some villages make them very short (18” in length) and very wide while others villages make them longer and in varying widths.
Because these items are hand-crafted by local artisans using traditional techniques, slight variations may occur. Note that colors may vary according to each display monitor.