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- A traditional blouse worn by the women of various indigenous peoples of Central America including the Maya and Zapotec, or the textile from which such a garment is made.
1988, February 5, “Salena Fuller”[Chicago Reader], On Exhibit: modern art of the ancient Maya:
- A woman weaves her huipil after praying to the saints, who are believed to have taught women to weave "in the beginning of time.
huipil m (plural huipiles)
- English: huipil