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Antama "Ruana Xipatlani Silver“
Unisize poncho. Open on the sides and front.
100 % cotton. 50 % best local organic cotton. 50 % soft Egyptian cotton.
Available in colors: gray, white, and ochre. You will find them listed separately.
"Come fly with me!“
Fun fact: did you know that Xipatlani means “fly” in Nahuatl?
Embrace your free and wild spirit with our Ruana poncho! Wrap yourself in this magical piece, and imagine your spirit soaring high & unbound through the planes of existence.
The best available Materials for your Skin's Health
This poncho line is made with the intention to use the purest materials available to us.
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Locally grown organic and native cotton spun by hand to yarn in our local village.
The Egyptian cotton is dyed with natural dyes and hand woven on a pedal loom to create this unique fabric.
The rustic texture comes from the hand-spun yarn that is spun on a charkha spinning wheel by the women and gives a special feeling to it.
All of our products are ethically produced and support life in rural Mexican areas, local community projects, and midwifery.
- 100% cotton
- Natural dyes
- 100 % artisan-made
- Woven on a pedal loom
- 100% biodegradable materials
Length shoulder-tail: 65 cm / 25.6 inches
Width: 59 cm on each side + fringes 18 cm
/ 23.3 inches each side + fringes 8 inches
The cotton used is native to the Costa Chica of Oaxaca and Guerrero. It is heritage white and coyuchi cotton (brown color) from 35 small producers from 12 coastal communities of Oaxaca. The farmers participate in a program for ecological production and the increase of biodiversity in their plots.
The gray color is obtained from the acacia trees pods (huizache).
The brown color comes from the oak bark. The bark is collected in the forests of the Sierra Sur. It is very similar to the color of the naturally colored cotton we use called coyuche.
More about the textiles:
We purchase the textiles from a project that has the idea to participate in a meaningful, culturally appropriate, sustainable artisanal production that supports rural life through cottage industry.
At present, there are 200 women from the villages and ranches of San Sebastián Rio Hondo who remove with their hands the seeds of cotton brought from the coast, card and spin it, all by hand using spinning wheels in their homes.
Local carpenters reproduce the wheel designed by Gandhi so that each artisan has her own.
There are two types of handicraft fabric applied in the village: Pedal loom and waist loom.
- 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.