I love Mexican textiles. I love that they are hand made. As a knitter, I know how much attention and caring gets incorporated into each item I make, and I’m sure it is the same for the creators of these lovely blouses. Whenever I travel, I always enjoy looking at (and probably buying) blouses, wraps (called rebozos) or knitted items.
A huipile (or huipil) is an embroidered blouse or dress. I am not an expert, for that I will refer you to Robert Freund’s website on Mexican textiles.
I love these garments not just because they are made by hand but because they are traditionally worn clothing with a long history in México. I wish more people would purchase these beautiful and well made items and wear them with pride. The indigenous people who make them would of course appreciate it and would be able to continue to pass down their craft to the younger generation.
Below are some of my personal collection of blouses. Aren’t they beautiful?