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Adela Huipil (black on white)

$129.00

A refined, elegant take on the classic huipil, with clean lines and still sized to drape. Looks great with slim jeans, capris or shorts, flats or heels. 

Available in small (~25" tall x 21.5" wide) and medium (~27" tall x 22.5" wide), all with a white base and in four embroidery colorways: white, black, and multicolor. Each has slightly different patterns and sizes so click here to choose your unique one (file title has the height measurement x width) and email info@catrinka.com with your choice.

Material: 100% cotton

Handmade in Mexico

The women behind the huipiles:

We have loved the La Flor de Xochistlahuaca cooperative for years, and are thrilled to bring their work to you. Each of these handmade huipiles (blouses) is one of a kind, hand woven by three women: Doña Isabel and Doña Adela, both master weavers, and Doña Silvia, one of the youngest generation of weavers in the cooperative. They weave with locally grown cotton, in traditional designs.

The cooperative is formed entirely by Amuzga women, and was started by Doña Florentina de Jesus, in part to create a community for women who were often left behind when their husbands went to the US to work. It is now a vibrant home for workshops and social gatherings, and offers classes in backstrap weaving to the next generation of girls, starting as young as 5. 

Doña Adela is a widow in her mid-50s, with 6 children - one daughter and five sons - from the community of Los Liros. She is a master weaver, and her and her daughter's work with the cooperative supports her and supplements the earnings her sons make by cultivating corn and beans. 

Model: the incomparable social justice advocate, lawyer-in-training (and original Catrinka brand ambassador) Laura, who we came to know through her work with the DPE Foreign Service Sorority, a wonderful partner of ours. Shot on location at Pioneer Works.