In Guatemala, Mayan women traditionally wore a woven and
embroidered cotton blouse called a huipil (wee-PEEL). Women from one village would use particular colors and symbols on their huipils to distinguish themselves from women in other villages.
February is the month fashion designers around the world roll out their latest styles. These voices will give you a glimpse of what people are wearing … in the developing world. Whether we’re from New York or Nairobi, what we wear says a lot about who we are and where we come from.