Traditional and timeless ethnic Cape made on loom machine with brocade stripe on center.
High quality cotton fabric is medium weight and it is designed to last for a life time. This is a unique piece typical from the region of Chiapas, México. It is hand made by a technique learned generation over generation with a mechanical machine called loom.
🌵A little bit more about the technique used on this Cape:
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 wool pice like this is a slow process that can take from 2 to 3 weeks 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.