Rebozo w/ Peacock Feathers
This elegant rebozo was woven on a backstrap loom in the village of Ahuiran, in the meseta Purepecha of Michoacán. It is made of cotton and features peacock feathers tied onto the fringe, a technique that goes back to ancient times when Purepecha royalty wore similar garments. The use of feathers with rebozos was revived a few decades ago by Cecilia Bautista, a Great Master of Mexican Folk Art. This rebozo was made by one of her daughters and is a unique and beautiful example of the art.