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Textiles

There are 64 different indigenous groups in Mexico, their clothing styles represent their culture and the place where they come from. Although many of these groups wear the same or similar traditional garments, they use different weaving techniques, colors and embroidery patterns

Textiles is one of Mexico’s more important crafts, as it represents the continuation of tradition as well as its fusion with modern designs and techniques. In our collection, we use high quality textiles from various states.

The textiles from Chiapas have transcended over time because of their designs, that reveal ceremonial representations and a cultural legacy; the Maya concepts of time, space, and the mythological forces of nature are interwoven, shaping a cultural legacy that people capture with their work.

Oaxacan textiles are mostly embroidered and handmade. The backstrap loom is a recurrent method used to create textiles from Oaxaca, which is a very ancient type of weaving device, with a belt that the weaver wears around it's waist to pull the warp threads into tension and twine, passing the threads between one another.

Among the Oaxacan attires that you can find in our collection is the huipil, which is the most usual customary attire worn by indigenous women in Oaxaca and central Mexico, and it’s normally made from two rectangular pieces of fabric, hand embroidered and loose-fitted.

Tenango is a style of embroidery which originated in the state of Hidalgo; it's estimated that over 1,200 artisans practice the craft in Tenango de Doria and the neighboring municipality of San Bartolo Tutotepec. It has always  been traditionally women's work, with daughters learning from mothers. The most common elements of this embroidery are chicken, dogs, wild birds, rabbits, horses, flowers and tres.

All of our textiles are embroidered either by hand or machine, all made by artisans in Mexico.