The vertical stripes and vibrant colours of the Pantelho Huipil are a perfect combination! Each huipil has been handwoven traditionally on a backstrap loom by women from the Jolom Mayaetik Weaving Co-operative in Pantelho, Mexico. After the front and back of the huipil is woven, the two panels are stitched together. A unique design is then hand embroidered onto the sleeves and neckline, making each huipil one of a kind. The difficulty involved in the handmade process means that this blouse takes 1 week to create.
A symbol of the sacred toad is embroidered by hand inside the stripes. In Maya belief, the toad signifies a fertile earth. Mayan elders say that when toads sing, the saints are happy and they send rain to earth.
The boxy shape pairs perfectly with jeans or denim shorts, so you can wear this beauty all year round!
- Handmade by Rosa Perez Diaz from Santa Cruz, Pantelho
- 100% Cotton
- Comfortably fits a size 8-12
- Model is 171cm tall and an Australian size 8
- Length: 63cm
- Width: 62cm
- Arm hole depth: 23cm
- Hand wash separately in cold water and hang to dry