This is an ever-growing collection based on research of the Aztec plumed serpent god Quetzalcoatl. Extraordinary myths and novels have been written about this god, he is forever idolized on archeological sites, and murals, codexes and oral histories. He is a Mexican symbol of virility and strength, sexuality, power and resurrection. We took these traditional imageries and ideas of the revered Quezalcoatl and turned it on it’s head, wanting to make him make him more approachable and playful but also to stretch the myth into our current day and age. How would he look today?
This particular piece was inspired by the coils of a snake with a want to give dimension to a rounded object on a flat surface. These works are hand woven in Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca by a women’s cooperative and took 2 months to weave.
Limited edition of 5
Size: 39 in wide x 39 in long x 12 inch rise off the ground
Color: ivory, light pink, black, blue
Material: Virgin merino wool, synthetic filler with removable cotton insert
Mexchic creates objects with integrity, hovering in the realm of conceptual and artistic, designed in-house then hand-made by only the most talented Mexican artisans, using centuries old techniques in limited editions. Collectable works seeped in Mexican tradition while also contemporary and personal.
Mexchic’s collections are research-based which merge designer Christina Hattler’s aesthetics, love of archeology, anthropology and textiles with her personal experiences of having lived in Mexico for over 15 years. Inspiration comes primarily from Mexico’s rich cultural heritage, Indigenous cultures, art, architecture and ceremonial traditions.
Christina lives and works in Oaxaca, Southern Mexico