Cooking over the Fire by Carmen Espinosa Barriga

Cooking over the Fire by Carmen Espinosa Barriga


These stunning pillow cases are created by different women from a collective in Santa Cruz, which is located in the P'urepecha Plateau of Michoacan de Ocampo, Mexico.  The P'urepecha of this region create incredible handicrafts, including these lovely scenes that are hand embroidered onto tapestries, pillow cases, tea towels, clothing, rebozos, purses and change purses.  Depicting rural lifestyle, the themes vary from Butterfly Fishermen on Lake Patzcuaro, illustrations of cemeteries during Dia de Muertos, life on the ranch, and many dances, including the Dance of the Fish, Dance of the Bull and the Dance of the Old Men.

This pillow case shows aa couple cooking over the fire, with their homes in the background.  The chimney's on the houses show evidence of fires lit inside, making this the chilly season in the highlands. 


Jennifer Bjarnason - Proprietress