Lucia Long Dress
Lucia Azul Cactus
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The Lucia features a beautiful ruffled sleeve that can be dressed up or down. The dress features hand-embroidered flowers in the upper bust area and flowers and vines surrounding the neckline. Satin ribbon adorns the bottom ruffle of the dress. Hand-embroidered detail runs down the center of the dress. The cactus collection features hand-stitched cactus throughout the dress.
Emma is 5'10 wearing a size Small.
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The Lucia Azul Cactus was created using the skills of two different communities. The top of the dress, featuring the classic Flores embroidery, was hand stitched in Oaxaca. While the bottom ruffle was made in Chiapas.
The Flores pieces come from the community of San Antonino Castillo Velasco. It is a community in Oaxaca that is known for its traditional floral hand embroidery, which dates back over 200 years.
These blouses and dresses can take over one month to make, and specialty pieces can take up to six months to complete. As each garment is entirely handmade, these pieces are one-of-a-kind works of art.
The designs are made by first stamping the pattern onto the chosen fabrics with ink using a large iron stamp. From there, the artisans use a small hoop to stretch the fabric and embroider the designs using selected threads.
Once the embroidery is completed, the garments are sent to another community where they finish the smocking detail. The design that this community creates is known as “Hazme Si Puedes,” which literally means “Make Me If You Can.” This design showcases little people, known as “La Familia.”
A third community then completes these garments by adding hand crocheted detail to the neckline.
These designs are part of these artisan communities’ identities and heritage and are intended to last for generations.
Chiapas is the southernmost Mexican state bordering Guatemala known for its mountainous highlands, Mayan history, and its bright colored embroidery, and weaving that comes from the pre-Hispanic heritage times. With three main indigenous groups, it is estimated that 56% of the population speaks indigenous language.
The women of Chiapas’ are known for their traditional hand-embroidery and woven cloth by backstrap loom. Passed down from generation to generation, the girls often learn to embroider before they learn to speak spanish. Mi Golondrina is proud to partner with over 300 artisans in Chiapas today.
Due to the delicate embroidery work, we recommend dry cleaning your dress.