Open Weave Mexican Rebozo set, reserved for for Claire Parker
Open Weave Mexican Rebozo in various colours
This is a set of 8 open weave rebozos in assorted colours : 4 2m long in purple, red, pink and orange, and 4 2.5m long in turquoise, blue, dark red and green.
These rebozos have a open weave pattern (known as drawnwork).
They are hand loomed by a small family artisan business in the Mexican region of Michoacán.
Ruth and Sabino, and their family members, run their small business together. They hand-dye the cotton then handloom the rebozos on traditional wooden looms. The backstrap loom weaving is done by women and the standing loom by men. Women do the fringe knotting.
The weavers use to only weave part time between growing crops and harvesting them, but they are now able to weave almost full time with the added market provided by this business, so they earn a better living and have a better quality of life.
They are made of 100% cotton, and are 2 or 2.5 m long by 60 cm wide.
Washing instructions: these rebozos tend to release a lot of colour when washed. Please wash them separately otherwise the colours will transfer onto one another (adding salt to the wash may help fix the colour) and wash either by hand or on a handwash cycle the washing machine to avoid tangling the fringe.
Red, Orange, Yellow, Dark Blue, Turquoise, Purple, violet, Rose, Pale Yellow, Mango, Pale blue, Lime Green, Hot pink, Purple and cream, rainbow set