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Hand Woven Black and White Cotton Vest, 'Chiapas Chic'

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Hand Woven Black and White Cotton Vest, 'Chiapas Chic'

This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More

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This chic open vest is hand woven on a traditional waist loom by Petrona Gomez in Mexico. She weaves the vest with black and white cotton yarns in a mesmerizing melange of stripes and blocks. The shawl-like open vest features long fringe at the hem.

Made in Mexico

  • 100% cotton
  • Hand wash only
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Do not wring
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  • 0.32 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 87 cm L x 60 cm W x 9 cm Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • 34.5" L x 23.5" W x 3.5" Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • Fringe: 10 cm L
  • Fringe: 3.9" L
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Petrona Gomez

Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Petrona Gomez from Mexico.

 

Meet the Artist

Petrona Gomez

Petrona Gomez

"I love to see my hands interweaving threads dyed in different colors and watching them become a beautiful piece of apparel that's a delight for the eyes."

"I was born in a Maya village in the highlands of Chiapas. I have vague memories of my childhood, watching my mother... weaving with yarns she spun herself. I loved how she handled the yarns and combined the colors.

"I still remember the advice she gave me while weaving. She'd say, 'You have to learn how to weave so that you can make clothes for your husband. With weaving, you'll also have a way to sustain your family.' "Many people ask how it is that I learned to weave on the backstrap loom. It was simply by focusing my attention on what my mother did. She was strict. When a weaving didn't come out like she wanted, she'd unravel it and start all over again. It was a process of doing it over and over again.

"In the beginning, I created the geometric figures that my mother initially taught me to make. She told me to imagine that the triangles were the mountains of my beloved hometown.

"One of the materials we use is cotton thread, which is very common here. I enjoy the entire weaving process.

"I love to see my hands interweaving threads dyed in different colors and watching the threads become a beautiful piece of apparel that's a delight for the eyes.

"My greatest motivation comes from my children. They're my inspiration and objective every single day. Through my work, I hope to give them an education and leave them an inheritance but, most of all, I want to be a good example for them.

"The challenge in this beautiful project is that it's a full-time job. It requires me to practice tirelessly on the loom, to fail again and again and to learn from each error.

"My main goal is to consolidate this project. I want to share it with everyone I can and show them a little of Mexico's traditions. Without the legacy of previous generations, our weaving traditions would have disappeared by now."

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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
FINDING YOUR SIZE

Take your measurements with the tape measure over your under garments. If your measurements fall between sizes you may prefer the next larger size. Inseam, skirt and dress lengths vary by style and will be listed in the item description. Our sweaters are knit in standard American sizes, however actual measurements vary by style.

BUST / CHEST

Measure around the fullest part of chest under the arms and over the shoulder blades keeping the tape measure level.

WAIST

Measure around the smallest part of the waist keeping the tape measure comfortably loose. Most garments use the low waist measurement noted below.

LOW WAIST

Measure around the body approximately 1.5" below the natural waist (above). This is the area where most pants and skirts actually fit.

HIPS

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

NECK

Measure around the base of the neck keeping the tape measure comfortably loose.

SLEEVE

Bend elbow slightly and starting at the center back of the neck, measure across the shoulder, to the elbow and down to the wrist.

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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