Doll - Santiago Atitlan 18" Doll Outfit (3 Color Options)
Maria from Santiago Atitlan
Santiago Atitlan’s Huipil is known for the intricate birds and flowers hand embroidered on back-strap loomed white, blue or lavender cloth. Their village, Santiago Atitlan lies on beautiful Lake Atitlan and its inhabitants are proud Tz’utujil speaking Mayans, many of whom (including some men) wear their traditional “traje”. The book “Children of the World: Guatemala” tells the story of Maria and her artisan family when she was a child in the mid 1990’s.
Each outfit includes:
Handwoven doll "huipil" with hand embroidered birds or other decoration
"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 Artisans: Maria’s mom weaves and Maria embroiders and finishes Terra Experience's Santiago Atitlan Doll Clothes. When I first met Maria, she was an adult and showed me the book, Children of the World, Guatemala that describes her life as a girl in Guatemala. She had a young son who was the same age she was in the book. Today (2017) her son is now grown and completed high school. He would like to study to become an architect. Maria and her husband have 3 additional children who are in elementary school.