Lightweight and breezy, this pretty tunic features a base that is dyed with tree bark from the nance tree, along with handwoven accents of light indigo and a naturally dyed hue of beige. The ideal piece to layer over jeans or a flowing skirt, this pretty piece is woven on a traditional backstrap loom using traditional ancestral processes, with a modern twist. Gorgeous side seams and crocheted trim provide a polished, delicate finish.
Our master weaving artisan partner Clotilde 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.
One size fits many. Given the nature of handmade, sizes, designs and hues may vary slightly from the featured product image.
52cm (20 ½“ wide), 85cm (43 ½”) long, neck 17cm long (6 ½“) long x 8cm (3”) wide, 20cm (8”) long arm holes
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.
All noted prices are in USD and do not include shipping. Our website is not currently set up for e-commerce – please contact us directly to add your name to the waitlist, as this piece is currently in production: email@example.com