February is National Embroidery Month— just one of the many traditional techniques we love so much. We’re celebrating by spending extra time appreciating the beauty of all our handmade and embellished textiles. If you love unique fabrics, patterns, colors, and seeing the individuality of the maker who crafted the products, you’ll love any of our embroidered items (or for that matter, other textiles with unique handmade variations—check out especially our block printed and batiked items!).
At Mexicali Blues, it’s very important to us to celebrate the traditional techniques of the countries we buy in. Declining demand and a preference for modern, cheaper, faster, goods has led to a decrease in work for those skilled in the traditional arts. Purchasing goods directly from local artisans helps preserve these cultural crafts. Mexicali Blues is helping to keep these traditions alive and well in the countries we buy in— not only are the techniques incredibly beautiful but they are part of the rich flavor of the lands we travel to and the villages we love so much. Just as Maine wouldn’t be the same if you could get a fresh lobster roll anywhere else, these beautiful art forms merge function with the local fashions.
Gaze upon the beauty of something handmade… and get it at a sweet price for just a few more days! Our Feb Sale ends when the month does, so don’t wait!