One of the most widely used pieces of clothing throughout Mexico and Central America, the huipil speaks to both the cultural identity and location of the women who make and wear them. Our modern take on this iconic piece features simple stripes in 100% cotton, drop sleeves and a wide boat neck – all woven by hand on traditional standing pedal looms. In total, this tunic helps to provide a positive stream of income to two different families in Southern Mexico.
This master weaving family supports a process that speaks to a storied creative inheritance, and three generations of weavers who work side-by-side on a daily basis. With a focus on quality, consistency and dedicated innovation, this family is regularly chosen to participate in artisan initiatives, and are widely recognized for excellence in their craft.
Our seamstress sews these pieces to our specifications, and these custom pieces are made exclusively for our stock.
One size fits many. Given the nature of handmade, sizes, designs and hues may vary slightly from the featured product image. As we pre-wash and pre-shrink these piece in-studio, the size may fluctuate slightly from the approximate measurements given.
Approximately 64cm (25”) wide, 99cm (39”) long, 27cm (11”) wide neck, 14cm (5 ½“) long sleeves
This huipil has been pre-washed and pre-shrunk in cold water. We would recommend dry professional cleaning, however this garment may be washed gently by hand in cold water with mild soap. No bleach, no wringing and no dryer – for risk of damaging the handwoven textile. Lay flat to dry and hot iron with protective layer overtop.
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