Santiago Atitlán Blue Huipil
Santiago Atitlán is a village of Sololá, being the capital of the Maya Tzutujil culture, the navel of the Universe, and the largest indigenous people in Central America. It is the only municipality that bears the name of Lake Atitlán. The huipil worn by the indigenous women of this town has such a beautiful and special meaning because it is inspired by the Lake Atitlán, as it is blue and is made of textiles with the shape of doves, because this kind of bird is very common in this town and represents it.
*Please note: this is a pre-order. Santiago Atitlán Blue Huipil will be delivered in 2 months after confirming your order.
Handmade in Santiago Atitlán, Sololá by Julia.
Measurements: 21" W, 20" H.
Material: 100% cotton.
ENGLISH: Julia, now a mother of six children, married a local seafood farmer when she was 18. In order to offer her children better opportunities, she started a textile business. Today, Julia employs 18 people in addition to her family, in production of fabrics for huipiles. Her husband works alongside her. “Friendship Bridge has been a great blessing in my life during all these years,” says Julia. “I have had capital for my business, they have trained me in business administration, to value myself as a woman, and learn about my rights.”
ESPAÑOL: Julia, ahora madre de seis hijos, se casó con un mariscador local cuando tenía 18 años. Para ofrecer a sus hijos mejores oportunidades, puso en marcha un negocio textil. En la actualidad, Julia da empleo a 18 personas, además de a su familia, en la producción de tejidos para huipiles. Su marido trabaja junto a ella. “Puente de la Amistad ha sido una gran bendición en mi vida durante todos estos años”, dice Julia. “He tenido capital para mi negocio, me han capacitado en administración de empresas, a valorarme como mujer y a conocer mis derechos”.
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