🍁This unique blouse is high quality Mexican Design. It is a timeless piece made with millenary-old proven techniques. The fabric is medium weight and it is designed to last for a life time.
It is handmade by a technique learned generation over generation with a mechanical machine called loom. We honor the inspiration and momentum of each one of the artisans that we work with. Respecting the designing process of the artisans is what makes every piece original and unique
This Cotton huipil made on waist loom is from the highlands of Chiapas, México. Only the elaboration of a blouse like this can take up to one week to make.
🍂ONE SIZE available: US Medium 🍂CARING GUIDANCE Hand wash or Dry Clean. Do not use dryer.
🌳☀THE TRADITIONAL ETHNIC BLOUSE (HUIPIL) MADE ON WAIST LOOM
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 blouse like this is a slow process that can take 1 week 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.