This collector’s quality piece includes a base of handspun coyuchi cotton – a type of material that grows naturally in this shade and is found on the coast of Oaxaca. The cotton is gathered and sorted by hand, spun on a drop spindle, and then expertly woven on a backstrap loom.
Special details include traditional figures from Southern Mexico, all created on backstrap loom with coyuchi cotton, along with a delicate crocheted edging and seams. In total, this stunner of a piece features sublime texture, and takes over two months to produce, end to end.
Our master weaving artisan partner Juana works with cotton on a traditional backstrap loom. This region of Southern Mexico produces the increasingly rare coyuchi cotton, which is an organic cotton that grows in natural hues of camel, green and white. The cotton is harvested by hand and spun on a wooden drop spindle, which is known locally as a malacate. The artisans in this community also work with natural dyes from tree bark, plants and other elements from nature. As these huipils are time-consuming to make, they will only be available in very small, slow made batches.
Approximately 58cm (23") wide x 93cm (37") long, v-neck 17cm (6 ½“) long. One size fits many. Given the nature of handmade, sizes, designs and hues may vary slightly from the featured product image.
While this piece is washed and pre-shrunk, we recommend dry cleaning this piece, in order to maintain the integrity of the finishes. It may be hand washed in cold water with mild soap. No bleach, no wringing, no washing machine and no dryer – for risk of damaging the handwoven textile. Lay flat to dry and warm iron with protective layer overtop. Though this piece has been washed, hand washing may result in slight shrinkage.
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