huipil (pronounced wee-peel), the spanish word for the traditional blouses worn by mayan women for many centuries, are still worn by many guatemalan women today. these two pillows are made from one huipil, which has been deconstructed to prominently feature the beautiful handwoven work of this garment. traditionally, the designs of each huipil reveal the personality of the weaver, a personal artistic expression through clothing, which has great cultural significance to the mayan people. these pillows are backed with charcoal linen and feature saffron-coloured huichol pompoms handmade in mexico. the pillows measure 18"x18". envelope closure. feather/down fill.
perfect for the modern, world-inspired home.
*please note that due to age of materials some cuts will have minor defects- we see this as part of the story and charm of these gorgeous textiles.
handcrafted in our portland, OR based studio.