Embroidered Huipil: Santiago Birds
Original embroidered huipil from the Maya village Santiago on the coast of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Woven by indigenous women on a traditional back-strap loom.
3 units = $128.00 each
6+ units = $109.00 each
Huipil: A huipil is a simple shaped blouse with impeccable hand-embroidered detailing. Huipiles are woven in panels on a backstrap loom by a female artisan. Every Maya village has their own unique signature represented in their garments.
Style: Gorgeous bird embroidery traditional to this area makes for a unique textile to work with. Approx dimensions 25" W x 28" L but the embroidery does not make up the entire area.
Processing: Please allow 2 weeks for your order to process prior to shipping.
Shipping: Hiptipico covers shipping costs on orders over $1000.00! Buyer is responsible for any additional custom fees.
Origin: Chichicastenango, Quiché
Ethnicity: Maya K'iche'
Originally from the culturally rich village of Chichicastenango, Lydia grew up surrounded by textiles and embroideries. As a young girl she frollicked amongst patterns and colors as her mother sold used traditional clothing at the local market. Her family has sourced traditional Mayan textiles for years and Lydia proudly maintains her culture by continuing in the family business. She graciously wears her native garb, speaks the indigenous language K'iche' and is passing all her cultural knowledge down to her children.