Red Woven Yoke on White Cotton Mexican Blouse, Chiapas


$ 185.00

Exceptional handwork on this Mexican blouse handmade in the remote village of Bochil, Chiapas. This short-sleeved blouse is constructed in the traditional square, unfitted way of huipils from a gorgeous white 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. 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

 One of a kind

state of origin:  Chiapas
dimensions:  Medium 26.5" long, approx 23" wide, boxy shape

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