Santa Lucia Embroidered Guatemalan Tunic - Red, Brown by Larkin Lane
Absolutely STUNNING embroidered tunic by Larkin Lane 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.
As a tunic, the Santa Lucia can be worn loose and has a flattering drape that isn't overpowering. We also think it is amazing when belted and worn over pants or a long skirt!
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'. We are determined to help keep this art alive!
*The Santa Lucia is made to order. Please allow 3 weeks for your one-of-a-kind piece to arrive. Slow, hand-crafted fashion is worth the wait!
Hand-dyed and woven cotton textile, embroidery threads are cotton.
Perspective of size: Tunic shape has a flattering drape, sleeves come well below shoulders. The bottom edge hits below the hips.
Hand-woven and embroidered in Guatemala.