Huipiles

Oh dear. Last night, I went to bed, re-read the blog on the Ipad and realised that I hadn't written in what a huilpil is.

"A huipil is an embroidered blouse worn by indigenous women in southern Mexico and much of Central America. The blouses are particular to individual communities and are worn for special occasions. Additionally, the huipiles are sold as folk art and are quite popular."

You can purchase them in many stores here and sadly many of them are cut up to make bags…

Zinacantan huipiles
But of course it's not just Huipiles that we were talking about yesterday, the women wear the most beautiful embroidered outer garments and scarves…. some of which I've collected before…

Each region has their own style of dress. You don't see it too much in the cities now, but in the countryside the garments are favored over western dress.

Huipilsa30tsitika
We will be purchasing some of these amazing embroideries as textile decorations in the hotel.

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