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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Awarded Textile Red & Black Rebozo Wool & Cotton Backstrap Loomed

$1,200.00 USD

ABOUT THIS WAIST LOOMED TEXTILE

 This Rebozo is a very special textile, it won a first prize award of the 2019 edition of one of the most important folk art contests in Mexico.Mexican shawls are Rebozos; one of the most important folk art indigenous textile traditions.

The shawl was crafted in a backstrap loom by indigenous women using wool and cotton creating a beautiful squared canvas with stars and geometric patterns in black, red and beige. 

An Haute Couture Piece crafted by Purépecha Indigenous women from Angahuan, Mexico, a town in the state of Michoacan where women weave these amazing shawls using the pre hispanic back strap loom technique. 

The rebozo can be used not only as a shawl or wrap, but also as a table runner or bed spread.

Making each shawl takes years of knowledge and days of dedication. With your shopping you support the work of indigenous families, with whom we work directly on a fair trade basis. 

TECHNICAL DATA

SIZE In x In / Cm x Cm
APROX. WEIGHT Oz / Gr.
MADE OF Cotton & Wool
REGION Angahuan, Michoacan, Mexico
ETHNIC GROUP Purepecha.
TECHNIQUE Backstrap Loomed, hand knotted fringe.
COMMENTS Awarded 1st prize, Certified, One of a kind. The piece has Minor imperfections due to its hand made process it is a 1st prize winning textile judged by renowned people in the field that determined that such imperfections do not affect its quality nor value. 

 

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