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Handmade Textiles from Mexico


Handmade Textiles from Mexico

August 7, 2012

A former New Yorker promotes the heritage of Mexico while celebrating universal style.

As an art historian, ex-pat Maggie Galton could appreciate the timeless crafts tradition of her adopted country of Mexico. As a designer, she was the perfect person to translate these indigenous works to a greater design audience. Working with artisans throughout Mexico, Dalton created an eponymous line of artisanal goods with cosmopolitan flare.

For pricing and order info, contact Maggie Galton Designs.

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Above: Many of Galton's pillows homage to the rebozo. Worn by Mexican women since colonial times, this distinctive accessory represents a synthesis from three cultures: the prehispanic “mamatl” (cape), the Spanish “mantilla” (hand embroidered silk scarf imported from the Philippines) and the macramé fringe and knotwork of the Far East.

.700 indigo bed set

Above: This indigo bed set is made from hand woven and hand brocaded cotton fabric from the coast of Oaxaca, where Mixtecan women still weave using traditional backs-trap looms. The pillows are woven using the same technique, but by Amuzgo women from the neighboring state of Guerrero. Inspired by the traditional iconography of the huilpiles or tunics woven and worn by the women of these communities the geometric designs reflect the flora and fauna of theses regions.

700 feather rebozo pillows

Above: Also made with rebozo fabric that has been hand dyed and woven by the artisans of Tenancingo, these cotton and silk pillows sport a decorative macramé fringe.

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Above: Sophisticated brights, these pillows sport a modern interpretation of the traditional ikat designs from Tenancingo.

700 pentalho striped pillows

Above: Hand woven by Tzotzil artisans from the town of Santa Catarina Pantelhó, Chiapas, these striped pillows are inspired by the traditional “huipil,” or tunic, worn by the women of this community.

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