September 07, 2022
Oaxaca is known for a lot of things. All around the globe, its cuisine is recognized as being one of the most original and delicious in all of Mexico. It also stands out for its amazing towns and beautiful beaches. And last but not least, Oaxaca is known for its unique handmade crafts.
The tradition and beauty of Oaxaca are embodied in each and every one of the products that the artisans manufacture. Candle making, rugs, and pottery are only a few examples of the Oaxacan products you will spot at local markets or “tianguis”.
But today we want to talk about a specific craft: the palm weaving technique. Here at Azul Mejicano we offer a great variety of handbags that are both traditional and modern. So if you are a fan of Oaxacan folklore, you must get one to praise this culture and, in the meantime, look fabulous.
You must know that in Azul Mejicano we pride ourselves on selling 100% artisanal products, made by Oaxacan women that master the palm weaving technique because it has been in their families for generations. This process is very meticulous and it takes time since artisans must cut the palms directly from the wild, select them, dry them, boil them, and braid them. So when you wear one of our bags, what you are really wearing is the legacy, time, and love of Oaxacan artisans.
Did you know that our bags carry the name of the artisan that is behind them? Meet Sara, Marcela, Wendolyn, and Alicia and be proud of carrying an original piece that looks like no other, because each handmade process is different.
Instead of wasting all your money on mass-produced accessories that will make you look the same as everybody else, choose to wear a piece of Oaxaca in your heart and on your look. And spread the word!
Keep in mind that your purchase already includes a donation for Oaxacan artisans and their families. However, at checkout, you can donate a little extra if you wish. Thank you for helping us keep the Oaxacan traditions alive!
December 15, 2022
December 15, 2022