HAND EMBROIDERED BLOUSES

Oaxacan Child's Blouse
Oaxacan Child's Blouse
$15.95

Size: 8.5" x 15" Sz.1

Oaxacan Child's Blouse
Oaxacan Child's Blouse
$15.95

Size: 11" x 19" Sz. 4

 

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Most common traje garment is the huipil, a full, square-shouldered, short to mid-sleeved dress, often hand-embroidered with animal and floral designs and embellished with ribbons. Probably the most popular Oaxaca huipiles are the captivating designs from San Pedro de Amusgos (Amusgo tribe; white cotton, embroidered with abstract colored animal and floral motifs). Others nearly as prized include the Trique styles from around San Andrés Chicahuaxtla (white cotton, brighly embroidered red stripes, interwoven with green, blue, and yelllow, and hung with colored ribbons); Mazatec, from Huatla de Jiménez (white cotton, with bright flowers embroidered in multiple panels, crossed by horizontal and vertical purple and magenta silk ribbons); and Isthmus Zapotec, from Tehuantepec (brightly colored cotton, densely embroidered with either geometric designs or a field of flamboyant, multicolored flowers).