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Decorative Wall Hanging

Price: $1,200.00
Era: late 20th century
Origin: Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca
Artist: unknown
Condition: excellent
Material: velvet, cotton, embroidery thread
Dimensions: 95in x 28in x 1in

The "Tehuanas" live on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and are from the Zapotec indigeneous group.  The women are master  embroiderers and are known for their beautiful native costumes comprized of a short hand-embroidered floral huipil and a wide 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, over a hundred years ago.  This decorative wall hanging was made to be used in the home and in the festivals in this region.   

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