This poncho come from the very fashion conscious Zinacantan. Textiles are important here and the color motifs and even techniques appear to change dramatically every few years! This poncho has been handwoven of many colors and metallic thread and then hand-embroidered with the same in fabulous fanciful and sensual floral patterns.
This is an example of a style that is no longer used and very hard to come by now. Modern Zinacantan textiles are of a completely different color way.
The tassels are beautiful and quite impressive. The tassel strings are thick and beautiful macrame straps.
The fringe at the bottom is fine and hand twisted. A very time consuming endeavor!
These look lovely as wall hangings and can be simply hung with a dowel. I'll be happy to send along a dowel for displaying the poncho but shipping may be more than what is quoted here.
It measures 26 X 28" not including the tassels. This one is in excellent vintage condition
Wonderful shawl from Chamula, Chiapas. This garment is handwoven from the little sheep that are raised in small flocks there, spun on small top style spindles and then hand embroidered. In addition to looking great it is warm and super practical. We love a poncho.
The wool that goes to make this shawls is raised locally and spun on small top style spindles. This was purchased from the woman that made it.
This is a gorgeous handwoven huipil from the Costa Chica of Oaxaca. The huipil is woven of soft hand spun cotton. The beautiful blue color is made from a a natural indigo dye. Huipiles from this region are difficult to come by and this is a fabulous example.
This was purchased from the artisan at asking price.
This one has these measurements: Chest 27.5" Length 27.5"
For more great huipils and tops from around the world check out the tops section of our shop!