Genuine hand-knitted and hand-sewn construction
Made of 100% artisanal wool, naturally dyed with annatto seeds, pine cones and turmeric
The main source of inspiration for this design were the great Mexican Escaramuzas – women of strong and independent character often featured in 1940's Mexican films.
The Malena sweater is hand made from start to finish. Between knitting and dying, approximately 40 hours are invested in its completion. The wool was dyed with natural pigments. The sleeves and the sides are dyed with pine cones where different mordants give them a variety of tones. For the center, the yarn was dyed with turmeric, and the shoulders with annatto seeds. Each sweater will feature a slight variation of tones.
This sweater combines plain stitches, texture stitches and cables.
This item ships from the artist's location in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
1. Hand wash only
Turn the garment inside out and wash it in lukewarm water
Soak in mild and gentle detergent for 10 minutes
Then , rinse first in lukewarm water and gradually change it to cold water
2. Dry flat
Never hang your sweater
Lay it flat and keep away from direct sunlight or heat
Gently fold your sweater to avoid stretching
For long term storage, to prevent moths, wash your garment and put them away in airtight bags or containers.
This is a fitted sweater at the waist and chest with bishop sleeves. The size S/M fits sizes 00 – 2 and the size M/L between 4 – 8.
Model is wearing size S/M, measurements: chest - 31 1/2, waist - 24, height - 5'6"
B&T has a 14-day return policy. Whenever an artwork / art object does not satisfy upon arrival, the customer should notify B&T, and a return protocol will be set forth. The customer will be refunded in full minus shipping costs once the artwork / art object has arrived at Bird & Tale’s location in Chicago.
If one of our items is returned due to damages that happened during shipping, B&T will recommend the Artist to restore, or replace the item, and B&T will cover shipping costs to/from the artist studio back to the customer.