Red on White Cotton Mexican Blouse, Medium Size


$ 110.00

Exceptional handwork on these Mexican blouses handmade in the Chiapas village of San Andres Larrainzar. These short-sleeved blouses are constructed in the traditional square, unfitted way of huipils from a gorgeous heavy white with a contrasting red 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 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: 24" wide by 24" long,  boxy shape, Medium

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