Top TUXTEPEC off the shoulders
Tunic made by Lucia Alvarez Valles Centrales, Oaxaca, Mexico
Production time: 1 month (hand embroidered on both sides)
polyamide and cotton yarns
Waist size: 98 cm
Chest size: 104 cm
Length: 74 cm
Hand wash. Can be machine washed, delicate cycle and inside out
The town of San Felipe Jalapa de Diaz is 60 km from the city of Tuxtepec in the Papaloapan basin region. A very important handicraft activity in San Felipe Jalapa de Díaz is the embroidery of huipiles, blouses and stylish clothes. For the embroidery of "filling" blouses, the Jalapeno craftsmen use a rayon fabric as a base, which is usually black.
The iconography of the city is represented on the canvas, consisting of birds, flowers and large leaves in irregular proportions and repetitions. The birds merge with the leaves. These motifs are entirely hand-embroidered with cotton thread and stitching.
They take up to one and a half months to develop
Each piece is unique