Lake Patzcuaro Life by Carmen Barriga

Lake Patzcuaro 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 piece is framed with windows into the lifestyle of the local region surrounding Lake Patzcuaro.  A man serenades his love, another couple ties the knot, the scene from the lake shows the abundance of fish, a man with his wagon of produce, and a woman feeding chickens.  These delightful images are depictions of P'urepecha life here.


Jennifer Bjarnason - Proprietress