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Floral Embroidered Cotton Clutch in Ivory from Mexico, 'Ivory Garden'

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Floral Embroidered Cotton Clutch in Ivory from Mexico, 'Ivory Garden'

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Against a body of ivory, luscious floral motifs are embroidered by hand onto this clutch from Mexico. Maria Patishtan creates this clutch, which she weaves by hand on a traditional loom using an ancient method known as tajkitilis taiteikit. Opening with a red pompom-accented zipper, this bag features a single-compartment interior for keeping your belongings safe.

Made in Mexico

  • 100% cotton
  • Features a zipper closure
  • Hand wash only
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Not lined
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • 22 grams
  • 0.78 oz
  • Bag: 12.5 cm H x 15.8 cm W x 1.5 cm D
  • Bag: 4.9" H x 6.25" W x 0.6" D
  • Tassel(s): 6.5 cm L
  • Tassel(s): 2.6" L
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Maria Patishtan

Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Maria Patishtan from Mexico.

 

Meet the Artist

Maria Patishtan

Maria Patishtan

"I'd like to live for many more years. I have a lot of energy and I have a plan in mind for my life."

Latest Update "As an artisan, I am happy to do something that I like that also provides income for me and my family.... Latest Update

"As an artisan, I am happy to do something that I like that also provides income for me and my family. This past year that I have worked with Novica has allowed me to heighten my vision for selling my work. I realized that I could export at a worldwide level, just like I dreamed.

"One of the challenges at the beginning was adapting ourselves to the quality required, creating more precise items with quality processes that reflected our passion. This was something that we did not originally take into consideration. But, with the help of each one of our artisans, we have continued to improve our finishing techniques and create new designs.

"We began to realize that our sales were growing as your asked us for more and more designs. We were scared at first, but my niece Petrona put herself in charge of our production and it began to flow better. We started to organize as I coordinated myself with my nieces and nephews in order to grow more. They are are the ones who are most active now in preserving this beautiful Chamula tradition. Today, my niece creates the pieces that are destined for the catalog. I have taught her the same way my mother once taught me.

"We are very happy to work in this way, knowing that our work is going to places that we didn't even imagine existed. We want to continue sharing our best with as many people as possible, which makes us so happy. Thank you very much."

Maria's work has participated in national exhibits and she is included in the book "Grand Masters or Mexican Popular Art."

Original Artisan Story

"My greatest inspiration is the Maya culture, its symbology, my roots.

"I'm Maria Patishtan. I was born in a small Maya village in Chiapas. When I was just a girl, my mother taught me to weave using wool on a backstrap loom. She did a lot of weaving.

"My mother knew how to weave in the style of San Juan Chamula. She also knew how to weave blankets and cushions in the brightly colored style of Tenejapa, decorated with roses in red and fuchsia.

"When my father died, my mother supported us with her weavings. I remember her working at her loom and I learned just from watching her.

"I married when I was 15 but I had just turned 17 when my husband died. I didn't have any way to feed my children but, amid my desperation, I met Marta Turok, who worked with the Instituto Indigenista de México. I started working with her and selling my handicrafts.

"I began working and working. I took many trips to Mexico City and worked on my weaving there, too. I sold my designs in the Museum of Popular Arts. I looked after my work to be sure it was good. At one time, Marta and I had 88 artisans working with us. They even consider me a grand master artisan.

"When things in my life were getting better, some of my neighbors in the village began feeling jealous. They started all kinds of gossip about me and I couldn't stop laughing at the outlandish things they were saying.

"I work mostly in wool, which I dye with colors we obtain from plants. We boil them in water until they release their colors, then add the skeins of yarn and continue boiling it all. When the color is right, we add salt, vinegar, copper sulfate or other substances to fix the colors. Collecting the materials is what I enjoy most.

"I'm fascinated by our ceremonial huipil blouses and their colors. Sadly, this is a custom that's about to disappear. This special huipil is made from three pieces of fabric woven on a backstrap loom with the tafetán technique, a kind of silk weave. With it, we can achieve a brocade effect in colors. The fabric is sewn together in the form of a cross, alluding to the universe. The colors refer to time and space. The back is north, the front is south. The right shoulder is east and the left shoulder is west.

"I'd like to live for many more years. I have a lot of energy and I have a plan in mind for my life. I have the idea of buying a car, a Volkswagen van, and I'll continue working with my grandchildren. In our car, we'll go wherever we want and, with my granddaughter Petrona, I'll continue passing on these beautiful skills."

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WOMEN S M L XL XXL
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
BUST 35 - 36 37 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48
WAIST 27 - 28 29 - 30 31 - 33 34 - 36 38 - 40
HIPS 37 - 38 39 - 40 42 - 43 45 - 46 49 - 50
MEN S M L XL XXL
CHEST 36 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48 50 - 52
WAIST 30 - 32 32 - 34 35 - 37 38 - 41 43 - 45
NECK 14 - 14.5 15 - 15.5 16 - 16.5 17 - 17.5 18 - 18.5
SLEEVE 32.5 33.5 34.5 35.5 36.5
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BUST / CHEST

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WAIST

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LOW WAIST

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HIPS

Standing with your heels together, measure around the fullest part of the body approx 7"-8" below the waist.

NECK

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SLEEVE

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INSEAM

Our standard inseam length for women is 32" and 34" for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.

 

Belts with buckles are measured in inches that correspond to a waist size however, most people do not wear belts on the waist, they wear them closer to the hips. A buckle belt measurement is take from the end of the "pin" of the buckle to the middle hole on the belt. Generally there are 5 holes for size adjustment, with a 1" space between each, so the middle hole will the be average size of the belt.

For at tie belt (no buckle) measure the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This again is the medium size of the belt.

For a soft fabric tie belt it can be called "1 size fits most" and the entire length of the belt should be measured and listed.

See buckle/tie belt size standards below.

WOMEN S M L XL  
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
inches 26 - 30 28 - 32 31 - 35 34 - 38 38 - 42
cm 76 - 86 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

MEN S M L XL XXL
inches 30 - 34 32 - 36 35 - 39 39 - 43 43 - 47
cm 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5 109 - 119

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

Sash tie length

Lay sash/tie out flat away from the garment and measure from end to end.

Belt with buckle

Measure from the end of the pin of the buckle (where it touches the buckle) to the middle hole.

Belt without buckle

Measure from the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This is will give you the medium size of the belt.

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