The word huipil comes from the Nahuatl language and it means embellished blouse or dress. They are one of a kind pieces handmade with great care, generally using the backstrap loom technique. The cotton yarn transformation process may take more than three months. Throughout all of Mexico until these days, the huipil is still the traditional garment for females.
From the unión of their imagination and great effort, the weavers birth these pieces of art in the form of textiles. Their amazing talent is reflected on the wide variety of techniques, brocades and embroidery, which represent the local wildlife of the community. Each piece is unique and reflects both the essence of the weaver and the worldview of the people from which it comes.
Acquiring a huipil is much more than adding another garment to your wardrobe. It means possessing a piece of the cultural heritage transmitted from generation to generation, from mothers to daughters. Buying and wearing a huipil also helps to preserve their ancestral memory.