These Rebozos are
much nicer than you could imagine. I don't have the skill to photograph
them properly, or to show you how they drape and gather around you.
The longer that you have them, use them and wash them, the softer they
will be. Rebozos are fashionable, warm, comfy, can be used to carry
things or to lie on at the beach. I have had nothing but compliments
on the rebozos which I use myself, and have happy customers who have their
Rebozos are easy to
and you simply shake out to bring them back to life. They can
you on a cool summer evening, or bundle you up in the winter. I
bought my first rebozo 30 years ago so that I could carry my daughter -
I never owned a stroller. Babies (and toddlers) love that
shopping in tourist
areas in Mexico you most likely find machine made mimics of the old
often in synthetic fibres. I go to the same place where locals go
to buy their own - these are the most typical which I can
Most are in cotton, with varying thickness of threads.
Down a ways (rebozos 46 & 47) are
two preposterous, amazing, colourful silk ones. They are similar
to ones which I saw in a museum in Michoacan. And for a reference
to traditional clothing in Mexico, do check out these pages.... www.MexicanTextiles.com
For the rebozos
I did try to fine-tune the colours on the preview squares. They
much more accurate in true colour than the photos of the entire
still not exact. What is always interesting are the knotted
fringes known as rapacejos. The woven rebozos are handed off to
women (sometimes men) who specialize in the complex knotting,
expressing their own ideas about the imagery or patterns that they
if you are interested in a copy of Artes De Mexico numero 90 and called
"el Rebozo" I do have one extra copy. Although it is mostly in
Spanish it is beautifully illustrated and does have some articles in
English as well. $32.US.
Rebozo 77. This cotton rebozo has an indigo blue dye that
is almost black. It looks slightly more blue in real life than in
the photo on the left. The stripes going across are a cool
orange. The rebozo is 60 inches long and has 9 inch fringes on
each end. (total 78 inches long). It is 28 inches long.
This size is termed "mediano". $95.US.
Rebozo 78. This indigo dyed cotton rebozo from Tenancingo is 60 inches long plus a 9 inch
fringe at each end. (total 78 inches long). It is 28 inches wide -
the colours are thin brown lines between the blue and bluish white - it goes very
well with jeans. The size is termed "mediano". $55.US.
Rebozo 80. This is a creamy coloured cotton rebozo with
dark indigo and brown narrow stripes going through it. The rebozo
is 72 inches long with an 11 inch long fringe at each end. (total
94 inches). The rebozo is 28 inches wide and known as a three
Rebozo 86. Here is another rebozo made of white and
indigo dyed cotton. It is 71 inches long with a 9 inch fringe at
each end. The rebozo is 28 inches wide and qualifies as a three
quarter. This particular rebozo has rather wonderful writing tied
into the fringes. At one end it says "Carinito Mio" and at the other it says "No Me Olvide".
My dear love, do not forget me. The tying of the fringes is
very complex and precise. That makes rebozos with complicated
fringes more expensive as they take a number of hours to tie.
Rebozo 89. I thought that this was such an amusing cotton
rebozo with a layer of girls decorating each fringe. They are
cheerful and delightful. I searched the Tenancingo market for the
most interesting rebozos that I could find and this was definitely one
of them. The rebozo is 73 inches long with a 10 inch fringe at
each end. It is 28 inches wide. $225.US.
Rebozo 90. Here is another cotton rebozo with a fringe
tied in a very fine and complex way. It has a different phrase at
each end. At one it says "Para Ti Amor" and at the other it says "Especialemente". It has designs of horses as well.
"Especially for you my love". This was the most
beautifully tied rebozo that I found on market day in Tenancingo when
women come in from different areas to sell the rebozos that they had
been working on since the last market. This is 73 inches long
with a 9 inch fringe at each end. It is 30 inches wide. The
colours are coffee and indigo. $250.US.
Rebozo 95. This is a very high style oriented rebozo from
the studio of the rebocero Hermilo Lopez Izquierdo in Tenancingo,
Mexico. Rebozos have become popular for a city woman's evening
life as well, to use for a shawl when wearing a designer dress or
heading to a restaurant or club. What could be more comfortable,
and dramatic too if one wishes. It is mostly cotton but
also has purple strands of artisela which is similar to rayon, made
from wood based fibres. It brings a little shine to the fabric
and to the fringe. The rebozo is 72 inches long with a fringe of
8 1/2 inches at each end. It is 29 inches wide. $400.US.
Rebozo 99. This mediano cotton rebozo from Tenancingo,
Mexico is 26 inches by 78 inches including a fringe of 8 inches at each
end. The purple is a little darker and deeper than the preview
photo to the left. The black fringe has a diamond shaped pattern
knotted into it. $85.US.
Rebozo 100. This is a very finely woven cotton rebozo
from Tenancingo, Mexico which looks more black/white than blue.
This is a 3/4 - 28 inches wide and 88 inches long with 12 inches
at each end of a very finely knotted black fringe. The pattern in
the fringe has swans in it. $110.US.
Rebozo 101. This cotton rebozo from Tenancingo, Mexico is
very finely woven. The colours look confusing in the photo - the
combination is too complex for the camera to be able to show properly.
The colour in real life looks almost blue/black. It is
really a very dark sea blue next to tiny stripes of indigo. This
is 28 inches wide and 80 inches long with a fringe of 9 inches at each
end. I love how the beginning of the fringe changes from bluish
to black. $110.US.
Rebozo 104. I love the colours in this cotton rebozo from
Tenancingo, just a little more intense in real life. Shades of
mustard and dark blue with a creamy background. This fringe is
woven into words, a rather wonderful thought that makes a beautiful
gift. At one end the rebozo says: TE RECUERDO and on
the other: CARINO. Saying that "I remember my loved one."
The rebozo is 28 inches by 88 inches including 10 inches of
fringe at each end. $180.US.
Rebozo 105. This is an accurate photo of the colours of
this cotton rebozo (Tenancingo) though it looks just a little richer as
it has a brunette/brown look to it. Rather unusual for typical
rebozos. This rebozo is 30 inches wide and 90 inches long.
It is very fine. The fringes take up 10 1/2 inches at each
Rebozo 107. The fringe on this rebozo is truly
outstanding. Designs change over the course of years and this one
has a lightness and brightness to it. The creaminess of the
background is quite sublime and coloured with coffee and midnight blue.
The cotton rebozo (Tenancingo) is 28 inches wide and 94 inches
long including fringes of 11 inches at each end. $200.US.
Rebozo 109. This rebozo reminds me of a latte or a cafe
con leche - the perfect colours. The colours change just as if
you gave it a little stir. This cotton rebozo from Tenancingo is
28 inches wide and 90 inches long with 11 inches of that being finely
tied knotting on the fringe. $160.US.
Rebozo 110. Here is a very energetic cotton rebozo with a
very modern twist to it. The colours work together beautifully
and the knotting is a joy - quite unusual. The rebozo from
Tenancingo is 28 inches wide and 88 inches long including fringes of 9
inches at each end. $185.US.
Rebozo 111. This finely woven cotton rebozo from
Tenancingo has a very modern look to it with none of the traditional
ikat style patterns - just narrow beautifully coloured strips and a
very elaborately knotted fringe. The rebozo is 28 inches wide and
88 inches long. The fringe takes up 11 inches at each end.
This could be worn in an elegant way as well. $220.US. (sold)
Rebozo 113. This cotton rebozo from Tenancingo and the one above came from the same maker. The ikat dying
is used just in the blue cotton giving it an unusual look - the
texture is smooth, flat and fine although it looks in the photo like it
might be textured - it isn't. The rebozo has blue, green, yellow and white threads. The rebozo is 28 inches by 92 inches including 11 1/2 inches of fringe at each end. $200.US.
Rebozo 114. The real colour of this cotton rebozo from
Tenancingo is more turquoise (an ocean kind of turquoise) than it
appears in the photo on the left. It has a terrific fringe that
continues in stripes. The rebozo is 28 inches by 92 inches
including 12 inches of fringes at each end. $180.US.
Rebozo 115. Here is a very finely woven complex cotton
rebozo from Tenancingo. The pattern is elaborate and contains
pale turquoise, yellow, pink and very dark blue/black ikat work.
The rebozo is 28 inches wide and 88 inches long including
10 inches of fringe at each end. Just imagine how complex this
knotting is... $220.US.
Rebozo 119. This is a full size rebozo 92 inches long (with
12 inches of that being fringe at each end) by 29 inches wide.
The colours of the rebozo are thin lines of dark brown, blue almost as
dark as black and cream. The fringe is beautiful and tightly
knotted, quite long, and has quite an elegant look. $180.US.
Rebozo 120. This is a full size rebozo 94 inches long (with
13 inches of fringe at each end) by 29 inches wide. The colour in
the photo is showing up as blue but it is actually darker and almost
black in colour. This rebozo has a long finely knotted
traditional Malinalco style fringe. It looks great when
Rebozo 122. This is a full size rebozo 90 inches long (with
10 inches of fringe at each end) by 29 inches wide. The colours
are white, black and a blue that is almost black in colour as
well. The fringe is knotted in a really brilliant way - I just
can't describe how difficult it is to do this, and keep all of the
spacing perfect and knot at all of the correct points.
Rebozo 125. This rebozo is 88 inches long (with 10 inches
of fringe at each end) by 28 inches wide. It has a beautifully
knotted deep fringe in the Malinalco style dyed totally black. It
was bought in Tenancingo. $220.US.
Rebozo 126. This rebozo is 90 inches long (with 11 inches
of fringe at each end) by 28 inches wide. This is the first
rebozo that I have found fully coloured in this sweet pale blue.
It looks like a delicate creature with the intricate fringe and soft
colours, but like all of the cotton rebozos it is strong fabric ready
to live a long life. $220.US.
Rebozo 127. This rebozo is 88 inches long (with 10 inches
of fringe at each end) by 28 inches wide. It is very ornately
knotted to create patterns of flowers by crossing and knotting both
white and pink. $220.US.
Rebozo 129. This rebozo is 92 inches long (with 11 inches
of fringe at each end) by 29 inches wide. Birds are knotted into
the fringes and with their large spread out tails I am supposing that
they are peacocks. $165.US.
Rebozo 131. This rebozo is 72 inches long (with 9 inches of
fringe at each end) by 28 inches wide. This rebozo has writing
knotted into it along with images of roses and peacocks, both signs of
love. On one end of the rebozo it says "estas rosas" and on the
other end "para ti". These roses are for you... The
workmanship is just perfect. $220.US.
Rebozo 132. This rebozo is 76 inches long (with 8.5 inches
of fringe at each end) by 28 inches wide. This is known as a
three quarters rebozo. The Malinalco style fringes are elegant
and not made in other parts of the country. Rebozos in different
states vary in many ways. The coloured knot on the fringe was put
there by the maker to identify the rebozo at a fair or feria de
rebozos. It is like a signature. $95.US.
Rebozo 133. This rebozo is 80 inches long (with 9 inches of
fringe at each end) by 28 inches wide. The rebozo is from
Malinalco, a pale grey (very unusual) with a traditionally knotted
Rebozo 135. This rebozo is 68 inches long (with 6.5 inches
of fringe at each end) by 20 inches wide. I kept one very similar
for myself to use during different seasons as a light wrap around my
neck or a little bit tossed on my shoulders. $60.US. (sold)
Rebozo 137. This rebozo is 62 inches long (with 7 inches of
fringe at each end) by 22 inches wide. It is a slightly different
shade of turquoise than the rebozo above, and simpler without the
Rebozo 138. This cotton rebozo striped with turquoise blue
and yellow from Tenancingo is 70" long (with 6 inches of fringe at each
end) and 27" wide. It has duck and flower images tied into the
Rebozo 139. This cotton rebozo from Tenancingo is 72" long
(6" of fringe at each end) and 28" wide with the fringe patterned with
flower patterns. The full size photo of the rebozo is the closest
to the actual colour. $125.US.
Rebozo 140. This burnt orange rebozo is from
Tenancingo. It is 88" long with 10' of fringe at each end,
patterned with ducks and hearts. The rebozo is 30" wide and the
full size image is the closest in true colour. $145.US.
Rebozo 141. This cotton rebozo from Tenancingo is 84" long
and 26" wide. It has 10" of zig-zag patterned fringes at each
end. The colour reminds me of a two shot latte, dark coffee with
a creamy foam on it... The bottom section of the photo is the
most accurate in colour. $100.US.
Rebozo 142. This cotton rebozo from Tenancingo is 84" long
and 26" wide. There is 9" of fringe at each end knotted into a
zig-zag pattern. The colour is slightly more mauve than
illustrated in the photo with the upper photo being more
Rebozo 143. This cotton rebozo from Tenancingo is 90" long
and 29" wide with an 11" fringe at each end, tied into the patterns of
both flowers and a zig-zag. The colour is like a rich dark
Rebozo 144. This cotton rebozo from Tenancingo is 94" long
and 29" wide with 14" of fringe at each end. The fringe is tied
into a very nice pattern of spotted lines. The colour is a dark
chocolate brown (a little darker than I could show in the photo) with a
tinge of purple to it caused by the mix of blue lines behind the
chocolate brown. $155.US.
Rebozo 145. This cotton rebozo from Tenancingo is 94" long
and 28" wide with 12 inches of flower knotted, and 6 sided stars in the
fringe at each end. The indigo blue is very dark in colour.
The pattern reminds me of the lines on a machine checking a
Rebozo 146. This cotton rebozo from Tenancingo is 92" long
and 28" wide. The 10 1/2" of fringe at each end are knotted into
patterns of spirals and flowers. The ikat pattern is very regular
and repetitive in a dark blue indigo colour. $125.US.
Rebozo 147. The bottom image in the photo is the closest to
the true colour of this rebozo, a delicate caramel on cream. It
reminds me of ice-cream with caramel streaks. The rebozo from
Tenancingo is 82" long and 26" wide. The open lace fringes
measure 10" at each end. $125.US. (sold)
Rebozo 148. This rebozo is very similar as #147 with a
substitution of a dark peach colour next to a brown/grey and
cream. This Tenancingo cotton rebozo is 84" long and 26" wide
with a 10" open lace fringe at each end. $125.US.
Rebozo 149. This Tenancingo cotton rebozo has a chrome
yellow colour contrasting with turquoise blue. The pattern in the
7" fringes features flowers, ducks and stars. The rebozo is 72"
long and 27" wide. $105.US.
Rebozo 150. This cotton rebozo from Tenancingo is a very
dark traditional indigo colour. It measures 96" long and 31" wide
with a 12" open lace fringe at each end. The rebozo is 3/4 size
and known as Morelian. $145.US. (sold)
Rebozo 151. This cotton rebozo from Tenancingo is a very
dark traditional indigo colour. It measures 90" long and 28" wide
with 11" of fringes knotted into flowers and spots at each end.
It is known as an Azteca. My daughter calls this a "heartbeat
pattern". $155.US. (sold)
Rebozo 152. The colour of this rebozo was difficult to
capture as the mix of colours are pale lime green, chocolate brown and
cream. It is unusual and interesting with the bottom part of the
photo being the most accurate in natural colour. The fringe has
been knotted into "CON AMOR" and "PARA TI" on each end. The
rebozo is 80" long and 26" wide with a fringe that is 7 1/2 inches long
at each end. The fringe has been knotted with the words as well
as birds and flowers. $165.US.
Rebozo 153. These two red cotton rebozos from Tenancingo
were woven by the same person, and then both knotted by another
woman. The top one measures 80" by 26" with a 10" fringe at each
end tied into a criss-cross pattern focussing on the red.
Rebozo #2 measures 78" by 26" with a 9" fringe at each end. The
fringe is tied into a diamond shaped pattern. The rebozos are
Rebozo 154. This is a smaller rebozo working more like a
neck scarf. It measures 62" long and 18" wide with a 6" open lace
fringe tied at each end. $65.US.
I have 5 unusual rebozos from Paracho, Michoacan for sale at Rebozo 155
below. Walking through markets in the area of Patzcuaro, Paracho,
etc. I noticed that many of the Indigenous woman had slightly different
rebozos than the Mestizo women. The rebozos are a cotton/artisela
mix with special colourings - generally a contrasting colour along the
selvedge, and contrasting threads attached above the knotted
fringe. I spent more than one visit searching for these rebozos
which was difficult at first as the woman who I would ask spoke
Purépecha or Nahuatl, and generally did not speak Spanish.
Rebozos are such a strong part of regular life & culture that they
thought I was pretty strange looking for a source.
I finally found that source in Paracho and bought 6 of these, almost 10 years ago. They have been stored since then.
These rebozos are being sold in a very different way than rebozos in
the rest of the country. They are tied into a long sausage shape,
and the fringes are starched. They need a good washing to soften
out and become useable. I kept one rebozo for myself, washed it a
few times, and love wearing it (along with others in my rebozo
collection). My rebozo is 32" wide and I am assuming that is the
average width - I can't measure them individually as they are rolled
up. These are sold exactly as bought and the new owner will have
to go through the process themselves. Rebozos #1, #2, #4 & #5
are all full size perfect for carrying children, parcels, etc.
Rebozos #2, #3 and #5 all have a coloured shimmer to them. The
rebozos cost $75.US/each.
Rebozos 155. Paracho rebozo #1 is 98" long with a 12"
fringe. The selvedge colour is dark purple. Paracho
rebozo #2 is 98" long with a 12" fringe. The selvedge colour is
dark blue. Paracho rebozo #3 is 84" long with an 11" fringe
and the selvedge is magenta. Paracho rebozo #4 is 97" long
with an 11" fringe. The selvedge colour is dark
purple. Paracho rebozo #5 is 97" long with an 11"
fringe. The selvedge is dark purple. (all are now sold)
Rebozo 37b. *Torzal Grande" $75.US.
Rebozo 40a. "Mediano Azteca" $95.US.
Rebozo 41. "Mediano Azteca" $95.US.
Rebozo 43a. "Mediano Azteca" $95.US.
Rebozo 45. "Tipo Guaro" very fine cotton
Rebozo 47. You cannot imagine this rebozo - it is the last
of this style that I have - all others are sold. It is a
magnetic, sensational, colourful and eye-catching piece that is a thing
of dreams. I was very excited to find this - a silk
Purepecha shawl with deep extravagant fringes woven into it, from
Terecuato near Zamora, Michoacán. The artesania museum in
had a few examples, though they were older of course and not so vibrant
in colour. This rebozo is 92 inches long and 30 inches
The fringes take up 19 inches and are VERY heavy. They swing very
nicely. Do check
this photo. The fringes are patterned and the colours on top
of each other look rather like butterflies. They are meant to mimic
the plumage of birds and they do that very effectively.
Rebozo 51. Here is an unusual intricately knotted rebozo from
the State of Michoacan. I believe that it is from the area of Zamora
de Hidalgo. This is made from what is noted as "mercerized cotton"
which is medium weight and fairly heavy. This has been woven on a
hand loom. These hand loomed rebozos have a more natural look to
the weaving than the looms making mass produced textiles. On hand
loomed rebozos there are almost always those raised threads which you can
see on the image just above the beginnings of the fringes. These
are all "one of a kind" pieces... $375.US.
Rebozo 52. This cotton rebozo from Tenancingo is 27 inches
wide and 85 inches long including fringes. It is more of a pink
colour than the lilac that it appears to be in the photo.
Rebozo 56. This rebozo is from Tenancingo. It is a
one having the three colours of the Mexican flag. The combination
of colours is terrific and the sentiment a proud one. The rebozo
is 26 inches wide and 82 inches long including fringes. $125.US.
Rebozo 59. Here is a colourful cotton rebozo from
Tenancingo. It is very individualistic. The rebozo is 26
inches wide and 80 inches long including fringes. $145.US.
Rebozo 63a. This cotton rebozo from Michoacan is called a tres
cuartos (3/4) extrano. The colours are deceiving on the image as
the stripes are rich brown, indigo blue, white and black. The
rebozo is 98 inches long (including fringes) and 29 inches wide.
Rebozo 64a. This
cotton rebozo from Michoacan is
called a tres cuartos (3/4) extrano. This rebozo is not bright
as it appears in the photo - the colour is of dark indigo , black and
pale blue. The
rebozo is 98 inches long (including fringes) and 29 inches wide. $110.US.
Rebozo 65a. This is a lovely cotton rebozo from Patzcuaro,
Michoacan. The rebozo is 28 inches wide and 80 inches long.
The body of the rebozo is creamy white with patterns of rust and
navy blue. This is a very fine cotton. $120.US.
Rebozo 66a. I love the dark caramel colours of this cotton
rebozo from Patzcuaro, Michoacan. The batik style changes in the
pattern are really interesting. The rebozo is 28 inches wide and
a remarkable 90 inches long including fringes. $120.US.
Rebozo 67a. This is a great Indigo blue rebozo working
excellently with jeans. The cotton rebozo from Patzcuaro,
Michoacan is 29 inches wide and 88 inches long including fringes.
This is a beautiful dark indigo/almost black background with pale blue and rusty coloured stripes. The cotton rebozo from Patzcuaro, Michoacan is 29 inches wide and 88 inches long including fringes. $120.US
Rebozo 68. Every time that I travel to the rebozo markets
in various parts of Mexico, I find something that I have never had
before. This rebozo from Tenancingo is the most colourful, with a
very finely and perfectly tied fringe. Ikat stripes and zig zag
fringe. The rebozo is 100 inches long which includes a 12 inch
fringe at each end. It is 29 inches wide. $275.US.
Rebozo 71. There are three similar rebozos here, all from the
state of Michoacan. They are fine and beautifully made in good
clear colours. This one has a strong pink stripe with a fine
white line down the center. The rebozo is 98 inches long and 29
inches wide. These rebozos are more fashionable than traditional.
The popularity of artists like Frida Kahlo has brought Mexican
silver and clothing into the fashion scene. $110.US. (sold)
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