preserving cultural heritage

Shop Curated Vintage and One of a Kind Collections. Ethically Made by Artisans in Guatemala.

100% handmade process

one of a kind collections

environmental friendly

natural dyes

traditional weaving techniques


preserving culture


design with purpose, a sustainable collection

Each collection is one of a kind and thoughtfully designed in small quantities. Since each Mayan "Huipil" blouse is handmade, unique and represents a region from Guatemala, most of our Madre collections are limited editions. It's important for Madre Luna to preserve the cultural heritage of our partner artisans, that's why we want to give you the story behind every product you purchase. Madre Luna use traditional textiles that are handwoven by women artisans. In the highlands of Guatemala, women have create their own clothes for centuries. Their garments are made from traditional weaving processes and transformed into a "Huipil" (guipil), a handwoven blouse decorated with embroidered designs and a "Corte", a traditional Mayan skirt. This weaving technique is an art form passed from generation to generation, a single garnet can take anywhere from one to months to complete. Each Huipil is made from 100% cotton and uniquely decorated with a variety of designs and symbols, each with its own sacred meaning. The symbols range from different shapes like diamonds, representing the universe and the path of the sun in it's daily movement to geomorphic representations of mountains, rivers, animals, plants and Mayan myths. Among the Quiche Maya ( K'iche) each person its believed to have their own "Nahual" or animal protector, who watches over and protects him. These patterns and meanings held true through the years, dating back to the ancient Mayan civilizations. This spirit of limited production reduces waste associated with manufacturing an excess of garments and shifts the focus to integrity and uniqueness. Limited production assists in seasonal sales forecasts to avoid waste at every stage of the manufacturing chain.