ABSOLUTELY STUNNING embroidered tunic from the mountains of Guatemala. This style tunic (or huipil) was originally used in ceremonies and weddings. The embroidery is exquisite and features symbolism dating back to the Pre-Columbian era. The floral detail of the neckline is INCREDIBLE!
In the words of our artisan partners: "It is an art that is, unfortunately, dying because the ladies are not wearing the ceremonial huipiles as much as they used to. Our weavers learned this art from their ancestors, so it is difficult to find someone who can weave and embroider in this style".
The Santa Lucia collection is made to order, so please allow three weeks for your one-of-a-kind piece to arrive. (Shipping times vary).
Hand-woven cotton, some embroidery includes rayon.
Perspective of size: Tunic shape has a flattering drape, sleeves come belowthe shoulders and create a cap-like, feminine sleeve. The bottom edge hits below the hips.
Hand-woven and embroidered in Guatemala.
Guatemalan weavers are mainly women, who derive natural dyes for their threads from vegetables and minerals. They still use the Mayan back-strap loom along with traditional spinning and embroidery techniques.
Read more about our talented Artisan Partners here.
You may return or exchange your items within 14 days of your purchase. We offer free returns on apparel.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.
To read our full exchange and return policy, click here.
Lark hand selects authentic textiles and collaborates with artisan partners in the design of each product. Your purchase supports these craftsmen and women. Thank you for the role you play in keeping global textile traditions alive.