Panel 2: Santa María de Jesús

This is a brand new brocade-rich handwoven panel from Santa María de Jesús. This piece can be used for home decor, as a shawl, or constructed into cushions or whatever you'd like. Because it is being sold by the weaver directly, we feel comfortable promoting this piece for sewing projects, while ethical concerns arise when we do not have direct contact with the weaver.

We love this rich turquoise hue filled with traditional deer motifs in brocade. One end selvedge been folded and stitched by hand, and the other is left loose with the original warp. The materials used are cotton blend for the base and mostly a glossy blend for the supplementary weft.

This beauty was woven on a backstrap loom by Doña Victoria, whose family is affiliated with the organization Mary's Hope which works to improve elementary education in the community. We were approached by this grassroots organization to see if we can help promote some of the beautiful handwovens that the mothers of the community produce, as the community is rather rural and the weavers do not have a regular mode of sales. We have met with the weavers and the organizers of this non-profit, and are happy to share with you our favorite brocade-filled treasures from these women. Each sale will benefit the weaver directly (Mary's Hope does not take a commission).

See Doña Lidia in the end images.

Measurements:

Width: 15.5 inches

Length: 51 inches plus 1 inch of fringe on one side




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