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We partnered with artisans in Aguacatenango to produce this light, puffed sleeve mini dress with the community’s well-known Rococo embroidery of flowers and vines. The dress has slight pleats in the puffed sleeve and a square neck with rich embroidery in black. A beautifully effortless dress to dress up or down. This dress is 2" shorter than our standard Flores dresses.
- Length from shoulder to hem (XS-M): 34"
- Length from shoulder to hem (L-XL): 35"
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Aguacatenango is a small community that borders the famous ceramic-producing village of Ametenango del Valle in Chiapas. Aguacatenango is particularly known for its embroidered blouses, which are traditionally worn by the women in the village. The men in Aguacatenango are farmers and spend three-quarters of the year away from the villages to harvest maize. Corn therefore has significant symbolic meaning for the community as the livelihoods of the people depend on it. The women supplement family income while the men are away by embroidering blouses and selling them. The embroidery on the blouses made in Aguacatenango use traditional floral motifs that mirror the flora and fauna of Chiapas.
Due to the intricate embroidery work, we recommend wash on delicate settings, hang to dry, iron on low.
Partnering with over 600 artisans from all over Mexico, designer Cristina Lynch creates collections that tell the story of the country's heritage through breezy, floral-embroidered shift dresses and ruffled blouses. 💡 FUN FACT: Every Mi Golondrina garment is hand-stitched in small villages of Mexico by artisans who are paid fare wages.