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Vintage Guatemalan Floral Huipil

100.00 AUD

I wish I could say I sourced this vintage, handwoven huipil from Guatemala. Alas, I haven’t yet been there. But for the past couple of years since I purchased this piece from the sweetest Guatemalan man at a Sydney vintage market, the few times I’ve worn her have immediately transported me to that colourful, mysterious country. I love the intricate woven floral motif on this piece, which looks just as good on the wall as it does on your body, and the tactile feel of the purple cotton. Truly one-of-a-kind.


Condition: A few stains and aged fabric due to the vintage nature of the item, as seen in the imagery. Part of the individuality and charm of this unique piece.
Material: Thick cotton with wool embroidery and velvet neck lining with button closure. Handwoven in Guatemala.
Size: Free size. Length 65cm; width 75cm.

Pieces featured in Nina’s Bazaar are vintage, pre-loved or handmade one-offs so there may be imperfections which add to the character of each piece.


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