Entrenched in the Guatemalan Culture

While traditional native dress has disappeared in many parts of the world, Guatemala remains a place where many of the indigenous people still proudly wear their traditional dress called “traje”. This colorful, hand-woven dress is an art form passed on from generation to generation for hundreds of years. Each Maya village has their own specific pattern and style of traje, and often use different weaving techniques.  The "huipil" is a traditional, square-cut blouse that is hand-woven and heavily decorated with embroidered designs. "Corte" is the traditional Mayan skirt usually woven on a hand-loom. The huipil and corte are universal elements of every woman's traje. The materials in our products are literally pieces of art and deeply entrenched in the Guatemalan culture. 


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