A New Collection Celebrating Natural Dyes
Today we are launching another stunning collection that celebrates the traditions of natural dyes. We are releasing a range of handwoven one of a kind huipiles made by women from La Flor de Xochistlahuaca, Mexico. This incredible cooperative is comprised of 27 Amuzgo women who weave traditional designs from their community with the purpose of rescuing, preserving and promoting their ancestral techniques of spinning and dyeing.
Most of these divine pieces were naturally dyed with the use of plants and organic compounds found in the local community. We released a range of huipiles from this incredible group last year and they sold very quickly, so we are so happy to have them available again. We have paired the huipiles with a new collection of bags that were hand dyed or naturally dyed by artisans in Oaxaca and San Cristobal de las Casas.
Here is our Casca and Silvestre Huipiles. You may remember them from last year, but the beauty with these designs is that each one is unique, because the natural dyes create slightly different colours every time. Our Casca Huipil is paired with the El Mar Net Bag in black. It is such an intricate design, handwoven using maguey fibres from the agave plant. It also features leather straps and a lovely removable tassel.
A new addition to the Cielo family is our El Mar Huipil. This stunning piece was hand dyed a beautiful shade of indigo and the depth of colour is just incredible!
Our Divina Huipiles were handwoven by Divina herself and they are beautifully vibrant! We have paired the Divina Huipil with our Roman Cross Body Bag, made by Roman and his family in Teotitlan del Valle, Mexico. The bag is made from hand dyed wool and woven on a pedal loom. Such an amazing process!
We also have a range of longer naturally dyed huipiles known as our Costa Huipiles. There are 3 colourways available that include blue, cream and tan. They are gorgeous for every occasion, dress them up with heels and a belt or wear them loosely with sandals.
We have paired our cream Costa Huipil with a very special design, our Valle Bag. The Valle Bag was naturally dyed and handwoven by Esmirna and her family in Teotitlan del Valle. The beautiful blue hues were made from the indigo plant. The cream Costa Huipil is featured with our El Mar Net Bag in green, one of our favourites!
We hope that you love our new collection! They are truly breathtaking designs and we are so happy to share them with you all. If you are a Sunshine Coast local or holiday maker you will find us at the Peregian Beach Markets this Sunday with these beauties and much more. For our online friends all weekend orders will be posted on Monday. Have a wonderful weekend!
- Skye & Moacir.
Also in Our Journal
Today we are launching a very special collection that is so close to our hearts and we want to give you all an insight into how these pieces came to be.
We often get asked about how we connect with our artisan partners. For us, we have found most of our makers by being on the ground in Mexico or Guatemala. We do a lot of research and spend time in each community. It can be difficult to form new partnerships while living in Australia, so sometimes we come across makers via the wonders of social media.
Hello lovely Cielo friends, family and followers.
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