A huipil is a traditional Mexican and Guatemalan garment, typically a sleeveless tunic or blouse, often elaborately embroidered or woven with vibrant colours and intricate designs. Originating in Mesoamerica, particularly among indigenous Mayan and Aztec cultures, huipils have deep cultural significance and are still worn today as a symbol of heritage and identity.
This Fox & Chave silk habotai scarf features a design typical of patterns on a huipli, in this case from an example created in Guatemala c.1960, with blocks of vibrant colour representing foliage and simple depictions of birds. Courtesy of the Museum of International Folk Art. Habotai silk scarf measures 59" x 13".