Huipil


Huipiles at Quetzallicastro:

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Since the first hands that wove traditional Mexican clothing, a Huipil (pronounced wee-pil) in Nahautl language, is made of soft cotton, (with a linen feel), depicts a story which then trancends to  indigenous textiles; both for females and males. Butterflies, quetzal birds, peacocks, serpents, flowers, temple, and other original designs communicate within bright woven threads of colors. The bright colors represent nature, harmony, and the celebration of life. When laid completely flat, a huipil has a rectangular straight edged structure that resembles the shape of a cross. So, for a women to put her arms through a huipil, and be in full huipil attire, she represents the Mexican indigenous culture with pride, and she becomes in touch with the ritual of dress between both worlds, which has been passed down from generation to generation. Among many parts of Mexico, like Zapopan, Tlaquepaque, Tonala, (Jalisco) & Oaxaca, and especially in Guatemala & Yucatan…

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