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Antama “Ruana Poncho Nacawe Indigo”
Handwoven, fair trade & unisize Poncho. Open front and sides. Dyed with indigo plant dye.
100% cotton with a diamond pattern and frayed threads. Very soft and light material.
Feel royal & chic - yet grounded and safe
The “Ruana Poncho Nacawe Indigo” is your perfect companion whether you'r on your way to a ceremony, a night out, or to the beach.
Be assured that this outstanding piece will make you feel extravagant and will probably be the highlight of your whole outfit - no matter the occasion.
-> This poncho is perfect for both warmer and chillier weather.
Meet the golden special guest: Indigo
Indigo has been used for thousands of years in Egypt, Africa, and India. It was also used by the Mayans, Incas, and Zapotecs of Oaxaca.
The process of actually creating a dye with this special plant is a process which is ancient, thousands of years old, and was traditionally passed from one generation to another.
In Mexico grows the original local, indigo plant: Indgofera Suffruticosa.
In antique Mexico, the indigo dye has been used to dye the clothes of the priests, on murals, codices, and pots.
Fun fact: Did you know It takes about 200 kg of plants to produce 1 kg of indigo dye?!
So - feel extra royal with our indigo poncho line!
All of our products are ethically produced and support life in rural Mexican areas, local community projects, and midwifery.
- Natural dyes
- Hand dyed
- 100% cotton
- 100 % artisan-made
- Soft material
Length shoulder-tail: 78 cm + fringes 8 cm each / 30.7 inches + fringes 3 inches.
Width: 62 cm on each side / 24.4 inches
INDIGO - Indigofera Suffruticosa- is a native plant to Mexico. Our indigo dye comes from the Istmo region of Oaxaca and is produced by a family that still preserves the knowledge of the alchemy how to create the plant dye. The blue color that fascinates people from different cultures is also called as 'the king of dyes'. The plant belongs to pea family and makes the plantation soil better. In traditional medicine it is known to have also many balancing activities.
- Wash Separately
- Hand wash/ Delicate Wash
- Water 30 ºC
- Mild neutral Liquid Soap
- Dry in Shade, Flat Dry (please note the possibility of color leaking)
- Iron Damp On Low
- No Bleach, No Tumble Dryer
- Keep natural dyed products out of direct sunlight. When drying outside please dry in a shaded area.
- Please make sure detergent or soap does not come into direct contact with the dyed material. Dissolve in water first.
- Do not use bleach. Some household detergents contain bleach so please check before use.
- Please be careful around acids, most of the dyes can react to acid.
- It is possible some of the dyes will change color when they come in contact with iron or copper while wet.
Handwoven apparel are artisan crafted by hand from start to finish and might change slightly in size or color, contain some weavers knots, pulls or other signs about handwork. The color of naturally dyed textiles is not always equal on the whole fabric but can be darker or lighter in some parts, it can also fade when washed. Each thread dyeing and weaving also creates slightly different piece, so each cloth is unique.