02 August 2012

beautiful huipil
Nahuatl: [h]uipilli "blouse"), a loose sleeveless tunic made of two or three joined webs of cloth sewn together lengthwise and then completed with a cut-out neck opening and sewn-up sides to create either very tiny arm openings or very large ones, depending on the geographical area. From: The Worldwide History of Dress, by Patricia Rieff Anawalt.

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