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Mexchic’s arrow head motif throw pillow and blanket can add a bit of spark into an intentionally sparsely decorated room Advertisements

E m b r o i d e r y

Samples of our long-awaited embroidery pieces have arrived!

We’re using modern embroidery designs on our classic wool blankets and pillows to give them a POP of some bright summer colors that we’ve been craving.

We’ll have these in stock starting next month in lots of bright color variations with exciting one of a kind modern designs.

Let me know what you think, what colors are YOU craving  now? 



cozy sweater size chart

An updated size chart for our beautiful hand-knit Cozy virgin wool sweaters

sweater size chart


textile lovin

This stunning colorful pillow cover was made using a vintage men’s poncho from Chiapas, which is in southern Mexico. The poncho is a traditional clothing item used by men in the area of Zinacantan, specifically the Tzozil Maya in times of regional festivities. Zinacanta means literally ‘Land of the bats’. 

The actual textile is woven by hand using a traditional centuries old technique called ‘back strap loom’ where the weaver is literally strapped into the weaving process with a belt. The textile is then embroidered either by hand or a pedal sewing machine (this particular textile has pedal machine embroidery). Its color is striking, with vibrant hues of pinks, reds, yellows, aqua blues and large hand-made colorful tassels on each corner of the pillow.
The designs on the textiles are inspired by the artisan’s surroundings and this particular design, all of which are one-of-a-kind, has a number of fantastical flowers and also a sweet bright yellow parrot on each side. The pillow has textiles on both sides of the case and 4 handmade tassels.
Size of Case: 12.5 inches x 26 inches
 This textile comes from my private collection of vintage and antique Mexican textiles which I will I am going to begin using to make beautiful pillows and hand bags. Please continually check in for new textiles! 

art + function = mexchic’s ‘SANTO’ hand!

Our to-die-for ‘Santo’ hand-carved sculpture of a stunningly depicted, very realistic looking hand and partial wrist, is a beautiful work of functional art. Hand-carved out of naturally fallen highly aromatic cedar wood, ‘Santo’ can be much more than a decorative piece (all though it is just as well and beautiful left alone atop a pile of books too).

Hung up on the wall ‘Santo’ can transform into a coat or jewelry hang, or near the front door making a fabulous key holder. Sat straight up, set on a table top ‘Santo’ can be used for laying out jewelry at bed time, or laid down, back hand, can even be used to hold business cards or even perhaps a photo.
We worked with Esteban the artist for over 3 months to perfect the design of ‘Santo’. Each one takes approximately 1.5 weeks to create, no two are alike. 

Esteban creates each piece with a sharpened pocket knife, and has been creating seriously gorgeous work for over 15 years.
We are also working with his brother Berna, who makes the incredible and original, braided horse hair bracelets below, and his cousin who creates our cedar hearts… what a talented family! We are proud to be offering such high quality work from such talented Mexican Artisans. 
Buy the Santo Hand here