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Cochineal and Pomegranate Dyed Wool Scarves: Oaxaca Textiles for Sale

Two Cochineal-Dyed Wool Scarves: Oaxaca Textiles For Sale, $65 each

These beautiful scarves are woven at the Bii Dauu weavers cooperative in Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca.  They use only the finest wool and natural dyes.  Their philosophy is based on sustainability and organic agriculture.  Cost is $65 each and includes mailing in continental U.S.

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For an unusual and satisfying holiday gift:  The scarf on the left has deep purple stripes and is interwoven with pomegranate dyed wool that is olive green in color as a contrast to the cochineal that is yielding a mauve-purple color.  The scarf on the right is more tomato red and the stripes are almost black in color.  It is also interwoven with pomegranate dyed wool that results in olive green.  The choice is yours! $65 each.  I can accept payment with PayPal — just click on the “Buy Now” button above.

Oaxaca Purses and Handbags for Sale

The first handbag is handwoven in the Saltillo style by master weaver Erasto ‘Tito” Mendoza.  Tito was invited to participate in the Santa Fe International Folk Art Expo this summer.  His work is very fine and quite extraordinary.  The hand braided strap is 50″ long and the purse body is 9″x10-1/2″  I am offering this bag at $165 plus shipping.

The second bag is a multi-color extravanganza from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.  The bag measures 14″ wide by 11″ long and the strap is 16″.  I am offering it at $175 plus shipping.

The third bag is handwoven and naturally dyed by a friend Rocio in Teotitlan del Valle.  It is made with palo de campeche dye which is the bark of a tree that yields a soft lavender.  It is interwoven with natural gray and white undyed wool.  The bag is 10″ x 14″ and has a zipper closure.  The leather straps are 26″ long.   I am offering this at $85.

The fourth bag is handwoven on a backstrap loom in the village of Santo Tomas Jalieza by the Navarro Gomez Sisters.  It is 100% cotton and features figures of deer, eagles and lions, in red, black and yellow.  The bag is 10″ x 13″ and the strap is 42″ long making this a very comfortable shoulder bag.  It is $55.

The fifth bag is woven at the Bii Dauu Cooperative in Teotitlan del Valle. It has a zipper closure and is made entirely of handspun naturally dyed wool using two shades of cochineal.  The bag is 13″ x 10″ and the strap is 27″ long.  It is $65.

Cochineal Bag #5 Detail

Bag #5 Cochineal, $65

Sto. Tomas Jalieza Bag Detail

Sto. Tomas Jalieza Bag, $55

I am happy to accept a personal check or PayPal.  Prices listed do not include shipping.  Please contact me for a shipping quote.  normahawthorne@mac.com

Palo de Campeche Bag, $85

Palo de Campeche Bag Detail

Tehuantepec Bag Detail

Tehuantepec Bag, $175

Tito Mendoza Bag, $165

Tito Bag Detail

Huipils: Tehuana-Juchitan Clothing For Sale

I bought these lovely huipiles last year during a visit to Tehuantepec and Juchitan.  They are all handmade and embroidered by either machine or by hand.  You will love the colors and the elegant flowing skirts (very flattering).  Machine stitched designs are typical of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec style of clothing.  The sizes can fit medium to extra large because the waistbands have ties that are adjustable.  If the blouse is a little too big, just run a seam up both sides to take it in — so simple.  I would recommend dry cleaning because of the handwork.  They are $125 USD each (plus shipping) and I will accept a personal check or PayPal. Send me an email to purchase:  normahawthorne@mac.com

Outfit #1:  Orange Polka Dots.  The top is hand and machine embroidered on a tiny polka dot background.  The skirt is a contrasting large polka dot design.  Very fun.  The gored flowing skirt is 33″ long and the waistband is 36″ around but can wrap smaller with the long ties — very adjustable.  The top is lined and is 22″ long from the shoulder seam and 24″ across side seam to side seam.  The fabric feels like cotton or a cotton and poly blend.  $125USD.

Outfit #2:  Red Floral with Black Stars and Yellow Bodice.  Flowing skirt is sheer poly-silk fabric, 37″ long with an adjustable 36″ tie waistband as described in skirt #1.  Top is lined and is 22″ long and 24″ wide from side seam to side seam.  A very dressy outfit.  $125 USD.

Outfit #3:  Green Floral with Tan and White Embroidered Bodice.  Flowing skirt is 37′ long with 36″ adjustable tie waistband.  Top is lined and is 22″ long and 24″ wide from seam to seam.  $125 USD.