Mexican Filigree Earrings from Oaxaca - Royal Blue Bead Detail

Designer: Artisans of Juchitán

Mexico

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The Story

These intricate filigree earrings were handmade in Oaxaca, Mexico, and are from a small town in a municipality called Tehuantepec. The traditional garb of this region consists of heavily embroidered garments accessorized with large amounts of gold jewelry....often gold filigree earrings like these!  Frida Kahlo, the famous Mexican painter, was my inspiration for going to Oaxaca. During her lifetime she adopted the traditional Tehuana attire as a means of showing her solidarity with the strong women of this matriarchal Zapotec society. I was pleased to find pieces that were representative of what she may have worn. These earrings were created by the hands of older artisans since many of the young people in the pueblo don't have interest in learning this art. They are brilliant in every respect. 

  • 2.75” L x 1.5” W
  • Latch hook pierced backs
  • Hand filigree work, Bathed in Gold to create the bright traditional finish, blue bead tassel detail
  • Handcrafted in a small community called Juchitan in the State of Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Scale image shows same size earring with different decorative and tassel detail

 ** Of the extra pictures one is of Delia and I in her shop in Juchitan. I have worked with her and her artisans for several years now. Another is a picture I took in the Juchitan market of traditional Tehuana dresses. The colors and embroidery are mesmerizing. The final picture is not of Juchitan, but of the the pedestrian walking street in the charming "el centro" of Oaxaca City, which is located in the same state as Juchitan (a 5 hour bus ride away). Love travel.