These blouses, called huipiles, because of the shape, are iconic of the Isthmus of Oaxaca. They are still worn by many Zapotec women of the coast there. Tehuana huipiles of this quality of craftsmanship and materials have become rare. Sadly, the few that are produced now do not compare.
Currently this one has these measurements: Chest 18" Length 18"
Would fit a size XS
These are intended to fit small, about as this one fits the model.
Both sides are embroidered with the same pattern.
These make wonderful wall hangings and I would be happy to provide a hanging dowel for them upon request.
The last trip to Oaxaca and the Istmo where these are made turned up very few of these old hand embroidered huipiles. I had known that they were hard to come by but not realized how nearly impossible they are to find now. So, this may be it! They are treasures.
If you are interested google Tehuana culture as it is fascinating. A matriarchal society where the feminine ideal is a strong woman of some girth! It is common in the istmo of Mexico to see these huipiles worn proudly displaying a big beautiful belly beneath.
For more great huipils and tops from around the world check out the tops section of our shop!
This is a stunning bracelet of exquisite large high grade hand-shaped pieces of amber. The bracelet is strung on thick waxed polyester cord. The amber is natural and untreated and the closure is sterling silver. Weighs about 54 g.
Mexican amber is among the rarest and highest qualities of amber in the world. The amber is of a long extinct species of tree and is probably about 25 million years old.
For more fabulous beaded treasures check out the necklace section of our shop.