Traditional Guatemalan clothing for the indigenous woman consists of tightly-woven textiles fashioned into decorative blouses and long skirts. The huipil is the square piece of fabric worn as a blouse that is tucked into the corte skirt and secured in place with a faja belt.
Woven Guatemalan clothing is distinctive from region to region to reflect the cultural differences inherent in unique indigenous groups from different communities. Women weavers finish the textile pieces they fashion with intricate embroidery to represent the designs and traditions of their communities.
The scarf as Guatemalan clothing is a recent addition to the wardrobe of the indigenous Maya woman. Using a technique similar to weaving her faja belt, the artisan loosely weaves scarves that are both functional and decorative and create new creative opportunities within the realm of Guatemalan clothing.