This colorful hand embroidered Mexican Huipil was made in the Chiapas region of southern Mexico by Luz Maribel Ruiz, a Tsotsil-Maya woman. She is part of the Tsobol Ansetik (Women United) weaving cooperative in Chenalho, Chiapas, Mexico. It is a design created for Weaving for Justice to sell to people who are sympathetic with the Zapatista movement and their women’s agenda. “When a woman rises no man is left behind ” is a key assumption of the movement.
It is commercial woven cotton fabric with embroidered flowers made with cotton commercially dyed threads. It measures 23″ wide by 23″ long.