Tzoloj Ya' Huipil
Sololá is located in the southwestern region of Guatemala and is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country. The culture of this place is one of the most beautiful because they have very present the traditions of the ancestors, the most very important is the Mayan ceremony. People, gastronomy, and the atmosphere are what make Sololá unique, it is worth mentioning that Sololá is one of the safest places in the country. The Huipil of Sololá is very colorful. This huipil is distinguished by the beautiful embroidery that has and the creativity of the weavers to bear these ideas that are very characteristic of Sololá. This huipil is made up of flowers and birds which means purity and joy.
*Please note: this is a pre-order. Tzoloj Ya' Huipil will be delivered in 1 month after confirming your order.
Handmade in Sololá by Candelaria.
Measurements: 23" W x 18.5" H when folded. It has open sides
Material: 100% cotton.
ENGLISH: Candelaria, 36, lived most of her life in the small town of Peña Blanca in the department of Sololá. The fourth of 11 children, she remembers a childhood filled with love and care from both her parents and grandparents, and she worked to help support her large family. As a teenager, she worked at neighbors’ farms, making approximately $1.30 per day. At 20, she was hired to work in a tortilla factory, which is where she met her husband. She married at 34 and now has one young daughter, and currently lives with her husband’s family. In 2018, she joined Handmade by Friendship Bridge®. Her goal is to continue growing her textile business so she and her husband can save enough to build their own house.
ESPAÑOL: Candelaria, de 36 años, ha vivido la mayor parte de su vida en el pequeño pueblo de Peña Blanca, en el departamento de Sololá. Es la cuarta de 11 hermanos y recuerda una infancia llena de amor y cuidados por parte de sus padres y abuelos. Trabajó para ayudar a mantener a su numerosa familia. De adolescente, trabajó en las granjas de los vecinos, ganando aproximadamente 1,30 dólares al día. A los 20 años fue contratada para trabajar en una fábrica de tortillas, donde conoció a su marido. Se casó a los 34 años y ahora tiene una hija pequeña. Actualmente vive con la familia de su marido. En el 2018, se unió a Handmade by Friendship Bridge®. Su objetivo es seguir haciendo crecer su negocio textil para que ella y su marido puedan ahorrar lo suficiente para construir su propia casa.
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