The Lake Top with Barrilete 1

//These are one-of-a-kind hand-embroidered versions of our favorite top!//

Handwoven with organically-grown cotton handspun with a drop spindle and then naturally-dyed, these Lake Tops represent tradition, soft comfort, and environmental practices. The neckline is hand-embroidered with heirloom brown "ixcaco" cotton.

Truly slowmade from start to finish, and these versions have hand-embroidered "Barriletes" or giant kites traditionally flown for All Saints' Day festivities in Guatemala. When we asked Claribel, our embroidery master from Sumpango, what she would like to embroider on these blouses, she jumped on the idea of the traditional kites. In her town, they are just getting ready for the festivities that will take place November 1st. See official images of past barriletes here.

The weave is a crossed-over calado (see close-up image). 

Because the top is made with one backstrap-woven panel, this width is the widest possible. 

 

Measurements: 

Width: 23 inches 

Length: 21 inches plus 2 inches of twisted fringe on one end

 

Care: Wash by hand separately in cold water with gentle detergent. A little bit of running color is normal for the first couple of washes for naturally-dyed fibers. Lay flat or hang dry.

 

 




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