Flattering and classic style handmade poncho in grey, with straight beige and white lines. You can wear it in two different ways, vertical and horizontal to show different styles and patterns. Practical and stylish in just one piece.
Inspired by: the Mexican Poncho has its origin from the "Sarape" a brightly colored rectangular woven blanket. This traditional "Sarape" is still made in the state of Coahuila (northern Mexico) using traditional indigenous motives. And the modern variation has an opening in the middle. It was originally used only by men to keep them warm and to have flexibility by allowing to move freely. Táabal, the designer brand that made this contemporary poncho worked with indigenous communities in the state of Chiapas using traditional hand weaving techniques from this specific region.
Technique: backstrap weaving (Telar de cintura) with hand embroidery.
Produced: by Catalina in Yochib, Chiapas.
Aprox time of handwork: 43 hours (around 5 days of work).
Material: 100% Cotton.
Measurements: 90x150 cm.
Product care: hand wash in cold water, no bleach, dry under the shadow.
Handmade with care in Mexico.
- About Táabal
- Our designer brands
Táabal works with different communities or families that produce handmade textiles in Chiapas and help them optimize their work process. They also provide workshops and bring the material to the communities to facilitate their work. Táabal designers envision the contemporary use for the traditional interwoven fabrics and together with the artisan communities develop unique pieces for daily use.
Táabal aims to honor the artisan work from indigenous women from the state of Chiapas. They have developed relationships with different communities around the region focusing on textile artwork.
They work according to fair trade practices. They work together with the families or cooperatives from each of the communities to analyze their traditional production process and they offer new ways to organize themselves to become more productive. They also establishing fair payments according to the complexity, time spent, and skills used for each one of the pieces.
Táabal enrolls everyone in the production process according to an annual retribution basis, where a portion of the profits made from the products sold are invested in projects after making a study of their needs. These projects involve having better workshops, tools, health services, among others.
We are honored to present to you Mexican designer brands that are giving a contemporary view of our handmade and ancient traditions. Each one of them has decided to take a piece of our daily traditions, have studied it, and then, with a design concept in mind, have taken it to the next level to present high-quality products with a modern view for you to be able to incorporate them into your daily life.
What makes us happy is to be able to share with you their vision in our Mexican culture, and allow you to take a piece of culture into your home.
Most of our designers work with artisans from specialized communities in the handcrafts they work on:
- They support small producers from specific communities and cooperatives.
- They incorporate the artisans into their creative process to co-create concepts that bring our ancient traditions to life. This helps the artisans to regain confidence in the work they do.
- They ensure artisans receive a fair payment for their work according to local wages.
- For textile communities, most of the artisans are women, and they are ensured equal treatment. And because if the flexibility of their handwork they can also work from home. Most of these artisans gather together to create co-operatives to work together and share experiences.
- A typical artisan working space: at home, in their cooperative, or at the "taller" (workshop) space they start the day taking care of their kids and family, then they find a comfortable space to start working on the textiles. The spaces are usually open which allows feeling the freeze and the natural sound of the animals that surround the environment.