Feliz Navidad by Carmen Barriga

Feliz Navidad 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 festive piece shows scenes from Christmas.  The Nativity with the North Star, Mary, Joseph and Jesus.  The three kings are presenting their gifts, and children are breaking open a pinata.  This is a beautiful gift for someone who loves Christmas, and cherishes folk art. 


Jennifer Bjarnason - Proprietress