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Details about  Vintage Guatemalan Huipil/Huipiles: Tactic Village

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Vintage Guatemalan Huipil/Huipiles: Tactic Village
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Aug 16, 2012
US $65.00
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Handmade in Tactic Village

 This is a 4 panel brocade huipil on hand loomed backstrap cotton featuring geometric shapes and abstract animals.  The sides are open. 

Tactic is a municipality in the department of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. It is located near the departmental capital of Coban. Huipils from Tactic and Coban are very similar and the styles are becoming popular among other Mayan women. They are now being made as trade huipils and are worn throughout the highland areas.

Width- 37″ (shoulder to shoulder)

Length- 17″

This is a vintage item and may have some slight signs of age. The colors are still vivid and bright.   
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Huipil (pronounced wee-peel) is the Spanish word for the traditional blouses worn by Mayan women. The patterns and meanings on the huipil have remained the same over the years since the ancient Maya civilization.

Guatemalan women have hand-woven their clothing on a back strap loom for centuries and pass along the tradition through the years. They start with raw wool or cotton that they wash, comb and spin. Then they stretch the threads along a warping board and attach it to the loom. The designs are created by weaving colored yarns into the cloth as it is being woven.

When a huipil is finished it is a work of art and can sometimes take months to complete. It can last up to 30 years and often times will be recycled into a handbag, quilt or other type of craft after it has been worn. Artisans in Guatemala make and sell huipils to help to support their families and improve their living conditions, but they are also an important part of culture and are worn widely among the natives of Guatemala today.


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