Oxchuc, Mexican Huipil

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Kante Decor
Women's Clothing
$90.00
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Kante means Tree in the Mayan language native to Mexico. In Kante we love the culture that comes from indigenous roots and all the different forms of expression that come as a manifestation of this culture. We are moved to share a little bit of what we consider an age-old culture that is art in itself and that we would not want it to disappear. Traditions are formed in the most intimate of a culture and often that culture is found in remote and inaccessible places. Kante is formed from the idea of making accessible what was previously considered inaccessible. We are excited about the idea of being able to bring a piece of that remote and ancestral culture to you or your home. Kante is very interested in the preservation of this culture through a dignified trade and a close relationship with our producers. Finally, in Kante we also believe that the ancestral does not necessarily have to look old or outdated. We are moved by the idea of incorporating tradition into contemporary design and into daily life.
Product Description
ūüφThis fashion top with green stripes, is hand woven 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. 
ūüĆ≤This Mexican huipil made on waist loom is from the community¬†Oxchuc in the¬†highlands of¬†the state Chiapas, M√©xico. Only the elaboration of a blouse like this can take up to one week to make.
This unique huipil 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.
Respecting the designing process of the artisans is what makes every piece original and unique
‚úĒONE SIZE available: US Small
‚úĒCARING GUIDANCE¬†
Hand wash or Dry Clean. Do not use dryer.

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ūüćĀA little bit more about the technique used on this blouse:

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 piece 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 

 

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