🌵Rectangular long pendant made on waist loom by women from the region of San Andres Larrainzar in the State of Chiapas, Mexico.
❇️ This geometric piece is perfect for those who like to wear unique pieces full of originality. The designs on these loom cloths are unique to this region.
🌈The artisans use only natural fibers and dyes to make the threads. Back in the old days, they utilized only the colors red, black, green yellow, blue and purple. Nowadays, they use a broader color variety to add modernity. These embroideries are representations of the sky, the earth, and frogs. This last, “Señor Rana”, as they call it, is considered the right hand of all the gods.
🔹MEASUREMENTS: Rectangle Pendant:1.30" tall X .40” wide x .25” thick String: 21 Inches
🔷EACH PENDANT EMBROIDERY IS DIFFERENT THAN THE NEXT. THEY ARE SUBJECT TO THE IMAGINATION AND MOMENTUM OF THE CRAFTSMAN AT THE TIME OF CREATION. THE COLOR COMBINATIONS AND MOTIFS THAT ADORN IT ARE ALWAYS VARIABLE.🔷
The waist loom is a very old technique used by Mesoamerican cultures. At present, artisans continue to use this technique to make some of the pieces they use for their clothing as well as items and accessories for the home. This technique used in some communities of Oaxaca and Chiapas, consists of intertwining threads of any type of fiber in a wooden loom, tying them to a pole or tree on one side and to the waist of the craftsman on the other; and interconnecting perpendicularly other threads with chopsticks to give the finish to the weft of the fabric. The elaboration of a square of 14” X 14” is a slow process that can take from 6 to 8 hours to finish!
Unfortunately, these ancestral techniques have been replicated with machines, removing the human element, in such a way that their production is greater in a shorter time. Naturally, this has repercussions for the original producers, creators of these crafts, because it is impossible to compete with the prices generated by cheap production.