While traditional native dress has disappeared in many parts of the world, Guatemala remains a place where many of the indigenous people still proudly wear their traditional dress, the traje. The traje is a combination of the huipil, a square cut blouse heavily decorated with embroidered designs, and the corte, a Mayan skirt woven on a hand loom. Together, the huipil and corte are universal elements of every woman’s traje.



We at Humble Hilo incorporate these intricate and culturally rich textiles into our hand-crafted products. Pictured above is a woman employed by Humble Hilo creating a huipil top- typically taking 3 to 4 months to complete. We use these huipiles to make most of our bags, utilizing the material to create one-of-a-kind pieces of art for you!