Pillow - Guatemalan Huipil Embroidered
Made from a vintage Guatemalan huipil (most likely post-1980).
Sold with pillow insert: Feather/Down
Both sides are embroidered in the same design.
Approximate Dimensions 13 x 13 inches
Story Behind the Art:
The most distinctive garment worn by Mayan women is the huipil, a blouse usually made of two panels of cotton fabric woven on a backstrap loom and joined along the side selvedges with the seams worn vertically. They have no separate sleeve sections and may or may not be sewn up the sides. Huipils are among the most highly decorated of Mayan weavings, and often feature complex brocaded patterns. Women may own many huipils, some for everyday work and some for special occasions; they may be worn as single garments or as over-garments.