Objects That Matter: Huipil

The huipil is a blouse-like garment worn by women in Mesoamerica since at least 2,000 years ago [1]. The name huipil derives from the Nahuatl word “huipilli,” used by the Aztecs to denote this garment. However, the huipil can receive different names, according to the Native languages spoken by the cultures that wear it. For example, in Maya Tzotzil, the huipil is known as k’u’il or chilil.

How to cite (Chicago style)

Beltrán-Rubio, Laura. “Huipil.” The Fashion and Race Database: Objects That Matter, 14 January 2021. https://fashionandrace.org/database/huipil/.