Vintage Huipil Pillow - Red
Made from a vintage Guatemalan huipil with intricate patterns and detail, these pillows feature beautiful floral embroidery at the top. Since it's made from a handwoven blouse, each pillow is one-of-a-kind.
This pillow features an array of colors, but reds and pinks 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.