The Chamula Blouse features vibrant details that are strikingly unique. Each blouse was hand embroidered by women from the J’pas Joloviletik Weaving Co-operative in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico. The colourful design represents the sacredness of corn. In the Maya creation story, humans were born from corn and corn therefore connects the Maya with their ancestors and continues to feed the spirit and body of the Maya today.
The corn motifs are featured on the front of the blouse while the detailed embroidery of the neckline and sleeves are also on the back. The complexity of the embroidered design means that each Chamula Blouse takes 1 week to create. The blouse’s boxy shape and lightweight cotton looks great worn with denim shorts, jeans or tucked into a floaty maxi skirt.
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