Trenzado Long Huipil de Telar Dress
Traditional Long Huipil Made of Telar de Cintura 100% Handmade in San Pedro Amuzgos, Oaxaca, Mexico
Traditionally, huipiles are loose-fitting tunics with a hole in the head, that are joined at the sides. They are the most used garment in indigenous communities across Mexico and Central America and are used for various occasions, from casual wear to the most elegant ones.
With intricate floral and geometrical designs, they will surely catch all eyes. Adorned by crocheted details on the bottom. These unique designs are woven by a technique called “telar de cintura,” or backstrap loom, which consists of weaving threads on a loom with a fixed anchorage at the belt of the weaver. Only one of these handwoven huipiles can take over a month to make.
- Made with high-quality hand weaved 100% cotton.
- Dress length.
- Intended to fit loosely.
- Belt is not included.
- Bottom crocheted design.
-There might be a slight 1" variation between our suggested sizing.
-Model is 5'7", 125 lbs, in size small.
- CARE: To maintain the quality of the floral intricate work, we recommend hand washing and air drying, or washing and drying on delicate settings. Iron only if extremely necessary on low (can be laid flat while damp to prevent wrinkles).
- At Lolo - Mercadito we are committed to acknowledging the nature of each product. With each purchase, you are getting a unique and authentic piece that was made with love by artisans from Mexico. These huipiles are artisanal, hand-made products. For this reason, there might be some flaws and variations in sizing and design.
...but, sadly, the XL was much too small for me!!! Returned it, and hope some fortunate smaller woman will love it!