Oxchuc, Mexican Huipil

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Women's Clothing
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About Oxchuc, Mexican Huipil
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
Hand wash or Dry Clean. Do not use dryer.



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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