Vintage Huipil Pillow - Mint
Made from a vintage Guatemalan huipil with beautifully intricate patterns and details, this little cushion is sure to brighten up any space.
This pillow features an array of colors, but vibrant pinks, reds, and mint green are the dominant ones.
About this Product
- Vintage huipil pillow cover with cream cotton canvas backing
- Since this piece is made from a vintage handwoven item, there may be slight imperfections or inconsistencies or slight variations in size
- Includes custom insert made from cotton muslin and stuffed with pure organic cotton fiber
What Are Huipiles?
A huipil is a traditional garment worn by Indigenous Mayan women throughout Central America. In Guatemala, huipil blouses are typically paired with a skirt called a corte.
The blouses are traditionally woven on backstrap looms and have long been an important part of cultural and social identity. Women wear more casual huipiles for day-to-day living, while the more ornate and intricate huipils are reserved for special occasions like weddings and other celebrations or ceremonies. Patterns, colors and styles of hupiles vary from region-to-region, so huipiles can be viewed as an emblem of one's community.