Canoas Huipil

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Las Canoas is a hamlet in San Andrés Semetabaj, Sololá. The huipil of this place is very colorful and features beautiful shapes. It has stripes of different colors that mean the way and the life. The colors represent the variety in nature, and the figures that have this huipil are part of the culture of this place.

*Please note: this is a pre-order. Canoas Huipil will be delivered in 1 month after confirming your order.

Handmade in Canoas, Sololá by Nilda.

Measurements: 25" W x 48" H. It has opened sides.

Material: 100% cotton.

ENGLISH: As a child, Nilda remembers getting up at 4 a.m. to take corn to the mill, then returning home to feed the chickens. She went to school through sixth grade, married at 23, and had four children, two of which have already graduated from high school. Currently, she offers complete outfits to her clients through her weaving business (huipil, skirt, and sash) from San Andres Semetabaj, and pays special attention to fashion so her work can stand out in the market. She now employs five women weavers from her community. “The financial capital [from Friendship Bridge] allows me to invest in the business in a reasonable way and to be at the forefront of fashion for my clients,” says Nilda.

ESPAÑOL: De niña, Nilda recuerda que se levantaba a las 4 de la mañana para llevar el maíz al molino y luego volvía a casa para dar de comer a las gallinas. Fue a la escuela hasta el sexto grado, se casó a los 23 años y tuvo cuatro hijos, dos de los cuales ya se han graduado en el instituto. En la actualidad, ofrece conjuntos completos a sus clientes a través de su negocio de tejidos (huipil, falda y faja) de San Andrés Semetabaj, y presta especial atención a la moda para que su trabajo destaque en el mercado. Ahora emplea a cinco tejedoras de su comunidad. “El capital financiero [de Puente de Amistad] me permite invertir en el negocio de manera razonable y estar a la vanguardia de la moda para mis clientes”, dice Nilda.


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