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Decorative Wall Fabric

Price: Sold
Era: early 20th century
Origin: Isthmus de Tehuantepec, Oaxaca
Artist: unknown
Condition: excellent
Material: velvet, cotton embroidery thread
Dimensions: 96in x 27in x 1in

The "Tehuanas" live on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and are from the Zapotec indigenous group.  The women are known for their beautiful native costumes comprized of a short hand-embroidered floral huipil and a wide, floral, hand-embroidered skirt made in three panels with a machine made flounce sewn onto the bottom of the skirt.  These costumes were influenced by the hand-embroidered shawls that came from Manila, the Phillipines.  The decorative wall hanging is made like their skirts and is obviously embroidered by a master embroiderer. One tear visible in the picture which I can easily repair. 


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