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48cm length by 68cm width- Antique Huipil Blouse for fabric lovers

48cm length by 68cm width- Antique Huipil Blouse for fabric lovers

Regular price $95.00
Regular price Sale price $95.00
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  • Handmade
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Fairtrade
“The huipil blouse is a cultural landscape; a myriad of colours expressing local legends, belief systems and the unique handwork of the women in each town, a living book in whose pages the Mayan world and its symbols are unfurled.”

These blouses need to be worked on with a crafty hand if you want to wear them. They may need to be adjusted at the arm and neck hole for wear. They are antique and have their own story and imperfections in each one.

After many requests from customers, we have brought back a few huipil blouses to sell for crafty creatives who would like to make something incredible out of them. A cushion cover, bedspread, a fashioned poncho,  denim jacket with. back panel.... all of these are possible with theses big rectangular pieces of embroidery on a hand-woven cotton base. 

Huipil blouses are worn in daily life by all Indigenous women in Guatemala, telling the story of where you are from and which dialect you speak...
The blouses are made up of thousands of individual stitches of bright cotton fully covering the hand-loomed base material......

The fabric is first woven by hand on a back strap loom exactly to the width of the woman making it, then the motifs of the town where the woman is from are embroidered over a period of ten or so months, turning the blouse into a wild array of colours representing the exact people group, geographical and cultural identity of the woman creating it to wear.

After ten, twenty, thirty or even more years of wear, this same blouse is then sold to a second hand market to get some money back to start making another one. These second hand blouses are what we buy and get transformed into shoes, using old car tyres brought to our shoe makers from Guatemala City.

Returns + Exchanges

Exchanges (if applicable)
We understand that buying online can be difficult to gauge exact sizes, especially shoe wear. We are willing to exchange items that are the wrong size. If you make a purchase with us and you are not happy with your choice, we will happily provide you with a store credit once the item/s have been returned to us. Otherwise we only refund or replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange your purchase for a different size, send us an email at and send your item to: 7 Birdwood Pde
Hazelbrook New South Wales AU 2779.

To return your product, you should mail your product to: 7 Birdwood Pde Hazelbrook New South Wales AU 2779

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

Shipping Info

Shipping with Australia

Our shipping rates are calculated on the weight of the item you are purchasing. 
Weight Price
0.0 kg – 0.5 kg 
0.5 kg – 1.0 kg  
1.0 kg – 3.0 kg 


Generally, adults shoes will cost $15.00 and clothing and gifts between $9.00 to $ 12.00 to post. 

Free local pickup

Please contact us and we will provide you with a pickup address and arrange a local pickup time. 

International shipping

We ship around the globe but but please contact us directly if you are an international customer to get a personalised shipping quote to add to your order.



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