🔸EACH NECKLACE IS DIFFERENT. IT IS SUBJECT TO THE IMAGINATION AND THE MOMENTUM OF THE CRAFTSMAN AT THE MOMENT OF CREATION. THE COLOR COMBINATIONS AND MOTIFS THAT ADORN IT ARE ALWAYS VARIABLE.🔸
🎍 Piece full of color and Mexican folklore, this is a truly unique piece of jewelry that could certainly be a conversation starter. It is adorned with mixed materials like palm woven beads as well as hand embroidered pieces like a textile cross. It has a center medallion with and embroidered Catrina woven loom cloth. This is a hard-to-find piece due to its originality and elegance and it can be worn for casual, formal o urban outfits.
A little bit more about “Catrina” The Catrina figure dates from the time of the Mexican Revolution. The Catrina emerged as a caricature of death that invites us to accept the closeness we have with it and to see it as something comical or humoristic. Mostly used for the celebration of the Day of the Dead in Mexico, the Catrina is a figure that has been simplified and adapted to the current popular culture, and has positioned itself as one of the most used figures in Mexican folklore.
THE HAND WOVEN LOOM OF SAN ANDRES LARRAINZAR
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!
💀THE HAND EMBROIDERY TECHNIQUE : The practice of embroidery is a very ancient practice dating from the pre-Hispanic era. Through this technique, artisans make an impression of their reality, using elements that surround them as flowers, birds and landscapes. The artisans embroider this flower with pedal machines, just like they've been doing it for centuries.
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.