Embroidered details are made of 100% cotton and vary slightly from sweater to sweater making each garment even more unique.
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 Zagalejo sweater is hand made from start to finish. Between knitting and embroidering, approximately 60 hours are invested in each garment. Its construction is made of 4 different knitting stitches and a cable detail for the neck. The simplicity of the stitch-work allows the embroidery to stand out.
The technique used for the flowers is the satin stitch. Each petal is handmade separately on tulle. Once all the petals are done, they are cut and joined together to form flowers. The little leaves were made separately using an embroidery hook.
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.
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.
This sweater is loose fitted at the waist and chest. The size S/M can fit someone between size 00 – 2 and the size M/L between 4 – 8.
Model is wearing size M/L, measurements: chest - 41, waist 32, height 5'6"