Vintage Chajul, Quiche Huipil, L - 1X

$88.00
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PRE LOVED in good condition.

Approximate Measurement: 

Armpit to armpit 22 Inches wide

44 Inches all around

25 Inches long including fringes

 Check Sizing Guide – Saviaguate

 

  • Origin: Chajul, Quiché, Guatemala.
  • Fabric: Soft organic cotton, handwoven on a backstrap loom.
  • Color: A rich purple hue.
  • Design: Hand-embroidered in vibrant colors—think pink, blue, yellow, and turquoise.
  • Cultural Significance: Huipils are traditional upper garments worn by Maya women. Each town has its unique designs, symbols, and motifs. The Chajul huipil reflects an indigenous woman’s ethnicity and hometown.
  • Weaving Technique: Crafted on a backstrap loom, these wearable works of art take weeks or even months to produce.
  • Collectible Piece: Owning a vintage Chajul huipil is like holding a piece of living history.
  • Care Instructions: Handle with care. Dry clean or gently hand wash in cold water. Avoid wringing or twisting. Lay flat to dry.
  • Styling Tips:
    • Casual: Pair with jeans or a skirt for a boho-chic look.
    • Elegant: Dress it up with a solid-colored maxi skirt or wide-leg pants.
    • Layering: Wear over a light sweater in cooler weather.
    • Framed Art: When not worn, consider framing it as a unique piece of home decor.

About Chajul:

  • Location: Chajul is situated in the Quiché department of Guatemala.
  • Language: The predominant language spoken is Ixil.
  • Community: Chajul is known for its vibrant textiles, including huipiles.

Remember, each Chajul huipil tells a story—a testament to the resilience, creativity, and artistry of the Maya people. 🌺

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