Paliacate Mexican Leather Card Holder - Rojo
- About Carlota
Paliacate, originally from India, came to Mexico to be incorporated as an accessory in certain style clothing and take root in Mexican traditions. Paliacate, from the Spanish pal (for him) and Nahuatl yacatl (nose), is a large handkerchief with bright colors, with a particular pattern, that has different uses. It is used inside the shirt or guayabera to protect oneself from the heat and sun, as the agave jimador does, to protect the shirt collar from any stains, to dry sweat, and as a decoration and accessory in many regional costumes. A clear example of this are the Jarochos de Veracruz, where both he and she carry a paliacate. This scarf arrived approximately during the viceroyalty through a commercial route with an enormous cultural exchange from other continents, this is how silk and ceramics also reached us.
Measurements: 2.5" x 3.7"
Materials: leather, suede lining
Care: Carlota pieces are made with high-quality materials, and therefore should be treated with care, and protected against the elements. Due to the delicate nature of the materials, daily use can cause scratches and scuff marks on the surface, so we recommend you treat it with care. The leather is submitted to an important natural dye process, and the suede lining is pigmented with natural anilines, so we recommend that you be careful with any light-colored items that may come into contact with it.
If soiled, carefully clean the surface area using water and soft detergents. To keep your leather products in optimum condition, clean with a soft dry cloth, or, if necessary have them professionally cleaned.
Carlota Camacho Hall was a strong and generous woman who showed her talent as one of the most acknowledged Mexican painters of her time. She loved Mexico deeply, and captured it in her oil paintings which are now respectful and lovingly displayed in the regional museums of the Comarca Lagunera, located in the north of Mexico.
These handbags are part of a limited edition, handmade by local artisans of the state of Jalisco, and decorated with traditional Mexican folkloric motifs. Each of the designs are inspired by a specific and representative element of our culture. Through this piece of fine craftsmanship, the Crabtree family acknowledges and honors Grandmother Carlota for instilling in her descendants the love for their homeland, exalting it through art and beauty. We hope you enjoy this piece that symbolizes the wonders of Mexico!
At the moment, Carlota works with twenty artisans from Guadalajara Jalisco. They make the bags by hand from the tanning of the leather to the making, following an artisanal process. The artisans have more than twenty years of experience in the leather industry.