Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.
Hand Embroidered Red Wool Shawl Cochineal Dyed Mexican Textile
ABOUT THIS MEXICAN INDIGENOUS TEXTILEThis shawl is a splendid sample of Mexican Fine Textiles weaved and embroidered in Hueyapan, Puebla. It was back strap loomed and dyed with natural pigments, the cochineal bug or grana cocninilla to be more precise. Cochineal has been used since pre columbian times as a dye. It is extracted from a parasite of the Mexican nopal cactus. The Piece is 100% wool and as you may see, the embroidery is exquisite! a Museum quality Haute Couture piece. It can also be used as bedspread or table runner.
Creating a textile like this takes years of knowledge and many days of dedication. With your shopping you support the work of indigenous families, with whom we work directly on a fair trade basis.
|SIZE||93.70 In x 21.65 In/ 238cm x 55cm|
|MADE OF||100% Wool|
|REGION||State of Mexico|