If you like Mexican ceramics, you may be familiar with the majolica of “Capelo” from Guanajuato, Mexico. The pieces are made in the traditional way, on a wheel, fired several times at a very high temperature and in Capelo’s case, glazed with the most beautiful, subtle colors. We currently have a number of Capelo vases in the shop. Here are a few shots…
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Almost every region has a style of textile for which it is known. And almost every region has artisans who weave handmade table runners. This lovely blue and red woven table runner comes from the state of Chiapas, specifically, San Andres de Larrainzar. This, and many others, are woven on a backstrap loom. Super amazing and a lot of work. These women are SO talented.
I like to purchase table runners wherever I go in Mexico because they can be used on the table or for other things (like pillows) or even used to cover lampshades. We have a number of table runners at the moment in the online shop. Click on the photo for the blue and red one, but take a look around for other table runners from Chiapas and other states in Mexico.
These are beautiful photos of the process of naturally dyeing and weaving textiles in Teotitlan de Valle, Oaxaca. A mí, me encantan.
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Last September I worked with l’aviva home, shooting their gorgeous Oaxacan flat weave rug collection designed by Laura of l’aviva home and dyed and woven by Juana & Antonio Gutiérrez of Teotitlan del Valle. I not only shot the rugs on location in the village, but I also got to learn first-hand about the natural dye and weaving processes, which was incredible! Here are a few images from the shoot, enjoy!
En septiembre 2013 trabajé con l’aviva home fotografiando su colección de tapetes e hilados de lana diseñada por Laura de l’aviva home, y teñida y tejida por Juana & Antonio Gutiérrez de Teotitlan del Valle. Tuve la oportunidad de aprender de primera mano sobre los tintes naturales y el proceso de tejer, lo cual fue increíble! Aquí les comparto algunas imágenes de la sesión fotográfica, ¡disfruten!
Some of you know that Capula, Michoacan is famous for its artisans who make gorgeous Day of the Dead catrinas. But did you know that there are other ceramics for which they are equally well known? Here is an example of a very unusual piece from Capula. It’s unusual because of the color combination–usually they are terracotta background with black fish and other designs. This one is orange, blue, cream and yellow! Super beautiful and unique. The painting in the pointillism style is superb. Click on the photo to take you to the online shop.
This is a beautiful placemat sized Otomi embroidery that I found in Oaxaca. The Otomi Indians live in various places–Hidalgo, Puebla, Oaxaca–and their textiles can be found throughout the country. Just be careful about the quality, they can vary widely depending on the skill of the artisan. Usually Otomi embroideries (which come in several different sizes) are done on an off-white muslin background. These 5 pieces are on a very nice black cotton. Can you imagine it framed or made into a pillow? The colors are as they appear in this photo–vivid!
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