Q’ij Tat (keyj - tat) - Father Sun
The original purpose of the huipil (traditional blouse) was to distinguish Maya ethnic groups throughout Guatemala. There are 21 existing Maya languages with their own Maya spirituality, culture and style. Las mujeres de Chichicastenango have historically used huipiles with sun rays around the neck to express gratitude to the sun and this is now a cultural marker of their pueblo. Anywhere they go in Guatemala, they walk in proudly knowing they're representing Chichicastenango.