Coban 18" Doll Outfit --- The "Huipil" or blouse was made in the style of the Coban area of Guatemala. The lightweight plain white cloth is commercially made and suits Coban's warm humid weather. The neck opening and armholes are hand-embroidered with row of small design geometric and floral elements in a variety of colors.The Huipil is worn with a skirt made of treadle-loomed cloth.
Each outfit includes:
Handwoven doll "huipil"
"Corte" (skirt) with "jaspe" (ikat) designs
Colorful sash "faja" (belt)
Other accessory items such as baskets, hammocks, necklaces, hats, slippers, shawls and other fun stuff are available for sale as accessories.
The Artisan: Maria lives in the Antigua area. She is originally from San Pedro Laguna and much of her family continues to live there. Maria and her husband have a small shop in the main Mercado in Antigua where she make coban style huipils that they sell with other products to tourists. They believe education for their children is very important and many members of the family have worked together to help one of her daughters go to medical school. Her daughter is now a doctor.