NEW Blouses - Made From the Hearts and Hands of Amazing Amuzgo Artisans
Introducing our new blouse collection, handmade by the Jolom Mayaetik Women’s Cooperative and our new artisan partners, La Flor de Xochistlahuaca.
Earlier this year Moacir and I connected with the lovely Yecenia from La Flor de Xochistlahuaca in Guerrero, Mexico. If you aren’t familiar with their name, you would certainly be familiar with their stunning and unique huipiles (traditional blouses).
La Flor de Xochistlahuaca is a team comprised of over 27 incredible Amuzgo women who have been coming together for over 40 years. They weave traditional designs from their community with the purpose of rescuing, preserving and promoting their ancestral techniques of spinning and dyeing. It is place where young Amuzgo women and children come to learn these artisanal techniques and exchange knowledge about their culture and traditions. The women work together to create high quality designs to share directly with a global market. By setting a profitable price for all of their pieces they can advance economically and collectively split the wages among themselves.
With Yecenia’s help we have received a small collection of their beautiful huipiles to share with you all. The gorgeous green, brown and blue designs have all been dyed with natural dyes from plants, while the cotton is breathable and perfect for the upcoming Australian summer.
They have such a special history and culture and we feel honoured to work with them. We hope that you love these designs as much as we do. With your support we can make this a long lasting partnership.
We hope that you love our new blouse collection! They are vibrant and so full of life, made by the hands of remarkable women with a beautiful story and so much skill.
You can find the new collection HERE!
-Skye & Moacir.