Patzún Huipil


Artist: Florinda Queché Sir
Patzún, Guatemala
Presented by Friendship Bridge

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Loaded with symbolism, the shape, the colors, and the embroidered designs of the huipil – a traditional Mayan woman’s upper garment – represent the ideas of human creation, formation of the family, the beauty, strength, purity, and courage of Maya women, and nature and care for the environment. Two backstrap woven panels of cotton and rayon are joined with a randa, an embroidery technique for seams; the lavishly embroidered yoke distinguishes the Patzún huipil from all others. Florinda established her own business at the age of 22, and has grown it with the help of micro-loans and classes from Friendship Bridge.

Dimensions: 22” wide X 17” tall

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