The sarape is a multicolored fabric used as an essential element of clothing for the famous “Mariachi” becoming so popular nowadays that their craft manufacturing has succumbed to the textile industry. Don Matilde and his sons, from Contla, State of Tlaxcala, are some of the few artisans left trying to win the challenge of small-scale blanket production. Proud of their technique, they use their traditional weaving loom in their family workshop to make beautiful fabrics and their embroidery talent to create the “diamond”, a colorful embroidery placed in the middle of the sarape, used as a signature.
P.I. refers to “Intangible Heritage” (in spanish “Patrimonio Inmaterial”) as a concept that involves knowledge and techniques inherited by generations which are crystallized in handcrafted pieces that express the talent of Mexican communities. They work with organized groups of Indigenous and Mestizo communities in Mexico, searching the essential knowledge that forge ethnic identity and resist the cultural standardization.
|サイズ(mm)||L1500 × W700|