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Doll Clothes and Accessories:  from Solola Guatemala  
Each piece is hand-made and unique. Colors and styles will be similar to those pictured, but not identical.


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.  
   
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The Weavers

 

 

Doll Outfits or Traje

 


To buy Solola Outfit  ---->

Also fits slender 18" dolls such as Journey Girl, Magic Attic...
 

Solola 18" Traditional Doll Outfit
 
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 on right).

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.

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  Knitted  Bags
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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)

$5.00
 


 



Knitted bags are hand-made by Marco pictured above
 
 

 Basket & Red Tzute (cloth)

 $7.50

 


 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.

$40.00

  


Cruz
 


A Visit to ---  Solola, Solola Guatemala
 

Solola

Market

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Friday 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

 
The 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.

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Time 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.

to: 
An excellent
reference on Solola Weaving

 


Solola Men's Shirt 



 


   
 

 

 

solola9.jpg (14313 bytes) 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.


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adults 


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Belts

 

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(table clothes)

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