ISTMO BALAK CLUTCH
Measures W 11" x H 6.5"
The Juchitan flowers… A piece of black velvet bears the beautiful embroidered flowers in the Tehuana’s dresses, inspired by the old embroidered silk shawl, which along mangos, rice and spices traversed the seas in the Manila Galleon’s overstocked stores. This attire has suffered many changes, from little daisy clusters embroidered in the three-piece suit to immense roses and now watermelons colouring the Oaxacan festivities. This garment captures a theme from this long tradition and reinterprets it, no longer on the customary silk velvet from Europe or China, but on beautiful silk, which allows to enrich the tradition.