Vintage San Antonio Aguas Calientes Huipil, S-M

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PRE LOVED in good condition.

Approximate Measurement: 

Armpit to armpit 22.5 Inches wide

45 Inches all around

21 Inches long including fringes

 Check Sizing Guide – Saviaguate

 

This vintage huipil is a true gem! Here are the key features:

  • Boxy and Loose Fit: The relaxed silhouette ensures comfort and ease of movement.
  • Soft Fabric: Crafted from soft, breathable materials, this huipil feels gentle against the skin.
  • Versatile: Whether you’re dressing up for a special occasion or embracing casual elegance, this huipil adapts effortlessly.
  • Purple and Blue Tones: The rich color palette combines shades of purple and blue, creating a harmonious blend.

Cultural Significance:

The huipil holds immense cultural value for the Mayan people of Guatemala. 

  1. Expression of Ethnic Identity: The huipil is more than just clothing; it’s an expression of Mayan heritage and identity. Each pattern, color, and stitch tells a story of tradition and resilience.

  2. Pre-Colonial Legacy: The word “huipil” comes from the Náhuatl term “huipilli,” meaning “my covering.” These garments have been worn since pre-colonial times, often in ceremonial contexts. They symbolize continuity and pride in indigenous culture.

  3. Weaving and Women: Traditionally, weaving skills are passed down matrilineally. Young girls learn the craft early, and many continue weaving throughout their lives. The birth of children is intricately tied to the symbolic birth of woven huipiles.

Care Instructions:

To preserve this piece of history, follow these care guidelines:

  1. Hand Wash: Gently hand wash the huipil using mild soap and cold water. Avoid harsh detergents or machine washing.
  2. Air Dry: Lay it flat to dry in the shade. Avoid direct sunlight to prevent color fading.
  3. Storage: Fold it neatly and store it in a cool, dry place. Cedar or lavender sachets can help keep moths away.
  4. Avoid Ironing: If necessary, use a low-heat iron with a cloth between the huipil and the iron.

Fun Facts about San Antonio Aguas Calientes:

  • San Antonio Aguas Calientes is a charming municipality in the Guatemalan department of Sacatepéquez.
  • The town of San Andrés Ceballos, known for its weavers, serves as the municipal seat.
  • Maya women in this area skillfully use backstrap looms to weave traditional patterns.
  • Visit the two-story market square to explore exquisite weavings and crafts. Some talented weavers even demonstrate their skills!

Importance of Wearing Repurposed Huipiles:

  • By wearing repurposed huipiles, we honor the past, reduce waste, and contribute to sustainable fashion.
  • Each vintage huipil carries stories of generations, making it a meaningful choice for conscious consumers.

Remember, when you wear this vintage huipil, you’re not just donning a garment—you’re celebrating culture, history, and craftsmanship! 

Size

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