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Usually woven on a back-strap loom, the Huipil is a traditional tunic-like garment worn by indigenous women from central Mexico to Central America. It consists of colorful embroidered rectangular pieces of hand-woven cotton cloth that are joined, folded, and stitched at the sides. Guatemalan Huipiles are handmade wearable art. Weaving, color scheme, and motifs on the front, back, and shoulders can identify a Mayan woman with a certain community. Each quilt was inspired by a certain Huipil and each artists' travels and personal experience influenced her work further.

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