Farm Life by Carmen Barriga

Farm Life by Carmen 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 beautiful pillow case depicts farm life in the Lake Patzcuaro region.  Feeding the chickens is featured, along with the lake full of fish, couples cooking over open fires, another couple harvesting prickly-pear (tuna fruit) from the Cactus plant.  These images are fun to study, as many different images are revealed through close inspection.


Jennifer Bjarnason - Proprietress