Huehuetenango Huipil

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Huehuetenango is located in the northwestern region of the country and is bordered to the north and west by Mexico. The huipil represents all its culture, it has a very important meaning for all people because it represents the culture of this place and the cycles of life. The white background means the sky and purity. The weavings in this huipil mean the union of the people because the figures are linked and the stripes mean the destiny of each being in this world.

*Please note: this is a pre-order. Huehuetenango Huipil will be delivered in 2.5 months after confirming your order.

Handmade in Huehuetenango by Marta Imelda.

Measurements: 26" W, 23" H.

Material: 100% cotton.

ENGLISH: Marta is an indigenous woman of the Maya-mam ethnic group; she is married with one child. She studied through high school and received a teaching diploma for bilingual elementary school (Mam-Spanish). Due to the lack of opportunities as a teacher in her area, she started a business making huipiles, simple and embroidered cortes (traditional Guatemalan skirts), belts, and handbags. Marta acquired a group loan through Friendship Bridge which allowed her to buy a variety of raw materials for her business. She serves as her loan group’s president and was elected as a representative for the Friendship Bridge client committee, where she offers suggestions for improvements.

ESPAÑOL: Marta es una mujer indígena de la etnia maya-mam; está casada y tiene un hijo. Estudió el bachillerato y obtuvo el título de maestra de primaria bilingüe (mam-español). Debido a la falta de oportunidades como maestra en su zona, inició un negocio de fabricación de huipiles, cortes sencillos y bordados (faldas tradicionales guatemaltecas), cinturones y bolsos. Marta obtuvo un préstamo grupal a través de Friendship Bridge que le permitió comprar una variedad de materias primas para su negocio. Es la presidenta de su grupo de préstamo y fue elegida como representante del comité de clientes de Puente de la Amistad, donde ofrece sugerencias de mejora.


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