Today we offer for sale a beautiful handwoven cotton scarf/shawl from Tenancingo, Mexico, measuring 72″ long and 30″ wide. It is a warm tomato red. This is a traditional ikat rebozo that women wear all over Mexico. For them, it has many useful purposes — as a cover-up to stay warm, as a folded head covering to shield the face from the sun, as a carrier for babies and toddlers, and as a carrier for market items. Ikat is a technique where both the warp and weft threads are intermittently dyed and when woven. The fabric has a shimmering pattern that runs through it. The punta or fringe is hand-tied after the piece is woven. For us, this rebozo can serve as a scarf or beautiful shawl to drape around the neck or shoulders, or use it as a table runner or accent on a piece of furniture. Item #7162012.1, $85 plus $5 shipping to anywhere in the U.S. Speak up fast if you want it!
Come to Oaxaca in February for a felting workshop with clothing designer Jessica de Haas. We will make handmade wool felted rebozos and quechquemitls.