Artisan Sisters Week 9: Whimsical Huipil and Coral Earrings

This week the Artisan Sisters offer a stunning indigenous huipil (dress) hand woven and embroidered from the mountains of Oaxaca, and sterling silver and coral antique earrings from Puebla.  Email me if you want to order to make sure the item is still available.  Shipping cost extra. Insurance optional.

Animals and birds and sea creatures are a whimsical addition to this made-on-a-backstrap-loom garment that measures 39″ wide (across the front) in three wefts.   All cotton, it is approximately 39″ long from the shoulders, and will fit a size Large-Xtra Large. Yours for $125.00, Item Number 08132012.1. Plus shipping.

There are small multi-colored diamond shapes woven into the body of the cloth, and the finish work is excellent.  The black hand-bound cotton trim around the neck is perfectly done and ensures there will be no unraveling!  The seams are sewn together with a zigzag red crochet stitch, and the armholes are finished with the same workmanship.    This collector’s piece is definitely a bargain!

Antique sterling silver and coral earrings from Puebla, Mexico date to the mid-1950’s.  Silver is no longer being made in Puebla and these came from an estate.  Note the Frida-style birds.  Great movement. 2-1/8″ long.  $95.  Plus shipping, depending on where you live in the U.S.A. Item #08132012.2

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