Santa Catarina Palopó Huipil
Original woven huipil from the Maya village Santa Catarina Palopó on the coast of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Inspired by Lake Atitlan, gorgeous green and blue-tone weavings traditional to this area make for a unique textile to work with. This crop top style blouse was woven traditionally on a back-strap loom by our female artisan partner Teresa and worn by her daughter. Please purchase to preserve, not for a huipil bag.
Every Hiptipico huipil is handmade by Maya artisans which produces one-of-a-kind variations. This makes them uniquely charming and distinct from factory-made accessories. * Actual Blouse Pictured
Give Back: Your purchase provides a dignified job opportunity to female artisans in rural Guatemala, aiding in their quest to escape poverty.
Origin: Santa Catarina Palopó
Ethnicity: Maya Kaqchiquel
Teresa and several other women in a small village on the shore of Lake Atitlán started an artisan group dedicated to elaborating new embroideries. Originating out of the need to survive and support their growing families - their cooperative quickly became a hub for new artisan innovations. They successfully adapted to the oversaturated Guatemala tourist market by designing a completely new product - gorgeous woven greeting cards. Now, Teresa’s whole family is involved in the small business, sharing the responsibilities of selling and developing new ideas.