Mexican inspired deshilado elaborated on waist loom. Top details are embroidered on wooden frame. One Size Fits All 100% organic cotton. Dyed with vegetable sources Designed in Canada.
Fair trade | Made in Mexico Care label: gentle cold cycle, do not bleach, hang to dry, don’t dry clean HISTORY From early pre-Hispanic times, to date, the huipil is the most common garment among Mexican indigenous women.
The word huipil comes from the náhuatl huipilli, which means blouse, or dress with adorns on it. Before the conquest both the working and the ruling classes used the huipil. The huipil consists of a rectangular cloth, folded in half with an opening for the head and generally sewn on the sides, leaving the top part unbound to form a cuff.
It is formed by one, two or three canvases joined by seams, the fabrics are used as they come out of the loom, without cuts, or tucks that entail the body. The embroidered motifs of the huipiles can be geometric, with human figures, animals or plants, which have a different symbolism in each indigenous town that wears it.