Life on the Ranch by Carmen Espinosa Barriga

Life on the Ranch 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 life on the ranch.  You'll find a couple harvesting pickly pear (red tuna fruit) from a cactus plant, donkeys, people cooking tortillas on an outdoor fire, ducks floating on the pond, volcanoes and much more.  

This makes a perfect gift for someone who enjoys farm life, or is interested in farming and indigenous narratives.


Jennifer Bjarnason - Proprietress