Beatriz Embroidered Guatemalan Top - White & Blue
Hand-woven and embroidered by women in Guatemala, the Beatriz top (or huipil) combines comfort, style, & centuries of tradition.
With a flattering drape and crocheted bottom edge, the Beatriz is beautiful when paired with anything from jeans to a skirt or styled with dressy joggers!
Traditionally designed to clothe and "live with" a woman through all the stages of her adulthood, the quality of each huipil is exquisite. It can take 45 days to create just one!
Based on ancient Mayan spinning and dyeing techniques, Guatemalan textiles are an enduring link to a rich cultural past. Weavers today continue to use the original back-strap loom that is worn around the waist. With skill and creativity, these artisan-entrepreneurs preserve their heritage while creating meaningful income for their families!
Hand-woven and dyed cotton
Some embroidery threads are rayon
Hand-woven, dyed, and embroidered by women in Guatemala
Natural dyes and materials
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.
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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.