Square Root

In the Western tailoring system, encoded in cuts and curves, what predominates is the silhouette of the person wearing the clothes, rather than their fabric or history.

But Mexican indigenous clothing results from the joining together of square and rectangular panels. It’s a unique textile origami that uses these two figures as the base from which to construct any other form using folds, pleats and stitching.

This system of patterning interests us for both its vernacular significance, which we consider the path to the future, and for its constructive and architectural quality.

The geometric clothes worn by indigenous women can be read like open books that tell the life stories of the weavers who made them. If a page were cut out, or divided with seams, it would be impossible to read the entire narrative.

We gave this system the name “la raíz cuadrada,” the square root, because we work with the roots of Mexico and this way of patterning as tools of design.

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Handwoven chaquira necklace that spells the names of different Mexican indigenous languages. Color: Multicolor Material: 100% Others Technique: Bead...
$99.00 USD
Leather necklace with a handmade pompon hanging on it.  Color: Varies Material: 80% Cotton, 20% Leather Technique: Sheet Metal...
$1,079.00 USD
Long cape with a v-shaped neckline. Curved sleeves with Charro leather fretwork around it. This cape also includes...
$509.00 USD
Short cape with a v-shaped neckline and two front pockets. It has curved shield-type sleeves that are designed...
$629.00 USD
Long cape with a v-shaped neckline and curved sleeves. It is designed with Charro leather fretwork details on...
$809.00 USD
Short cape with a v-shaped neckline, curved sleeves and two front pockets. It is designed with leather fretwork...
$379.00 USD
Wide jumper with short wide sleeves. Designed with a shirt collar and shell buttons, this jumper also includes...
$429.00 USD
Onesize jumper with short, wide sleeves. It is designed with shell buttons and two front pockets. Colors: Navy...
Long poncho made from squares with a wide, front pocket resembling a pouch. This poncho is designed with...
$569.00 USD
Onesize linen poncho with square back and two lined pockets on the sides. It is designed with handwoven...
Short Poncho made from squares. It includes Charro leather fretwork details around the garment. Color: Black, Gray Materials:...
Rebozo handwoven on pedal loom. It is designed with braided fringes and pompons as decorative endings.  Color: Black,...
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