❇️This piece is perfect for those who like to wear unique pieces full of originality and history.
🔹MEASUREMENTS: Square Pendant: ¾” tall x ¾” wide x 3/8” thick String: 21 Inches
🍃This particular weaving technique has the same name as the community that produces it: “Chamula weaving” from San Juan Chamula in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. This textile pendant is made on waist loom, It has a leather string with multicolored woven mounted on a mini-square aluminum case. The approximate time of elaboration of a loom cloth of 14” X 14” it’s about 8 hours.
🔷EACH PENDANT IS DIFFERENT. 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 CHAMULA WEAVING 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.
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.