A beautiful mañanita, woven with a wooden loom. Each mañanita measures approx. 84” x 24” and is available in 3 color combinations. The Mañanita as it is commonly known today was formally called a Quechquemitl, pronounced quech-que-mitl, in its original language, Nahuatl, and means “neck garment”. It is a pre-Hispanic garment that has been worn by indigenous women for over 2,000 years. In pre-conquest times, it was worn as an upper-body covering by the priestesses and high-born women who had access to the most sumptuous textiles. After the conquest, this garment became widely used in the indigenous communities who adapted it, embellished it with their sacred symbols and made it their own. It came back into fashion when the iconic Frida Kahlo started to wear one that was decorated with fertility symbols, and today it comes in many styles and colors.