Black on Red Cotton Mexican Blouse, Medium to Large Size


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Exceptional handwork on these Mexican blouses handmade in the Chiapas village of Magdalenas. This short-sleeved blouse is constructed in the traditional square, unfitted way of huipils from a gorgeous heavy red with a contrasting black cotton. It is then "bordado" or embroidered on a back strap loom in the traditional Mayan iconography depicting the universe in a way only very skilled Mayan women can do. The work is like tapestry work, with what is called a "supplementary weft." The cotton is a heavier cotton weave.  These are medium to large size blouses but are meant to be somewhat loose. They look stunning with with straight-leg or skinny jeans! Yes, it will need ironing but it's so worth it. Truly beautiful.

“Your blouses put the Sundance Catalog blouses to shame. These are handmade, prettier and less expensive!” Quote from a customer in the Mpls shop

state of origin:  Chiapas
dimensions: approx 25" wide by 25" long,  boxy shape, Medium to Large

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