Solola, Guatemala hand-woven Doll Huipils & Outfits -
See below for some of the doll-sized
huipils (blouses) and outfits we have available from Solola,
Guatemala. You may also want to check out our Child and Adult huipils
from Solola Guatemala.
Click on Pictures for more detail
This is a very authentic outfit (traje) made by one of Maya
Traditions women's groups in Solola.
Solola is one of the few villages in Guatemala that has woven blouses
with sleeves (influenced by Spanish styles).
The skirt is made of traditional
black and white "morga" skirt material and has an elastic waste band.
The Solola belt is woven to scale
18" Outfit or Traje fits 18" dolls such
as American Girl and 18" slender dolls such as Journey Girl (see picture
Since the blouse opens up the front, it's easy on and off.
Solola Doll Outfit $25.00
Item # DC-T-SO
The Solola Friday Market is a good place to buy many things including
knitted shoulder bags and sweet grass baskets.
(scroll down to see and buy accessories)
Doll-sized knitted shoulder bag from Solola (see picture on left).
18" Outfit o $5.00
Sweet Grass Baskets
^^^ Made from sweet grasses found in the Solola area.
(see picture above)
Knitted bags are hand-made by Marco pictured above
Basket & Red Tzute (cloth)
Solola Doll Huipil Only
Easy on and off. Also fits many 16 to 18" dolls because open
in the front. $15.00
Cruz makes a wonderful friend for your 18" doll.
Cruz - 16" Cloth Doll
Cruz is a 16" fair trade cloth doll made by women's groups associated
with Maya Tradition.
A Visit to --- Solola, Solola Guatemala
is market day in the city of Solola. It's market draws a crowd since Solola
is the capital of the department of Solola an area that includes 19
municipalities around Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.
The majority (approximately 90%) of the city's inhabitants
are Cakchiquel Indians who proudly retain their heritage. It is one of
the few municipalities where both men and women routinely wear their
traditional Mayan dress
market provides valuable income and a chance to talk with friends.
Women often carry their wears in the
traditional Mayan market basket, balancing a few vegetables from their garden, tortillas,
textiles or even a couple chickens that they hope to sell at market. The common blue
plastic pans are scales used to compare the weight of different products.
Solola Woman's Huipil
Weaving is of major importance. Most women
weave to provide clothes for their families and/or to obtain income. Women weave on
the backstrap loom and make fabric for shirts, trousers, huipils, tzutes, caps for babies
and sashes. The fabric for skirts is made by men on a treadle loom.
Women often wear ribbons in their hair or may
use a small tzute to shade their face from the market sun.
for weaving is squeezed between other domestic chores. Some women are merchants and
sell the weavings of their friends and family in the market.
In general the weaving of Solola made on a
backstrap loom is warp-faces plain weave and has a design of vertical stripes. Red is a
predominate color in the women's huipil. A design is often woven into the fabric
using two-faces or double-faced brocading giving the appearance of "embroidery".
Hand embroidery may be added.
Most of the surrounding land is in subsistence agriculture
with corn providing the primary stable of the diet. The majority of the farms
are less than 1.7 acres and are located on marginal land that use the slopes in a system
of terraces and irrigation. Besides corn, black beans, broad beans, squash,
pumpkins and onions are cultivated.