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The Carpet Maker

The Carpet Maker

We were looking for creative artisans and designers that shared our values to invite them to be part of Ixteca. We wanted to promote fair-trade to the maximum. We found Mr Oscar and his carpets, rugs and tapestries, all handmade in Mexico, 100% wool.  

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Huaraches, shoes with legacy

Huaraches, shoes with legacy

Do you know where these trendy summer essentials come from? The history of the famous Mexican huaraches goes back many years before the first Spanish boats reached America. These sandals were essential for the indigenous people from different ethnics across Mexico for a long time. The name Huarache itself comes from the purepecha dialect “kwarachi”, dialect spoken in the nowcalled Michoacan state in central Mexico, but the shoe was popular in many other areas like Yucatan and Chiapas. Before the Spanish colony was set up in Mexico, the huarache was mainly braided straps of íchcatl or cotton in Nahuatl (Aztec...

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Das Ixteca Pop-Up Store!

Das Ixteca Pop-Up Store!

  On December 2nd, 2017 we went crazy and decided to open a pop-up store in the beautiful city of Wiesbaden, Germany.  We meet a lovely lady from who we rented a beautiful 2-floor shop for 1 month! We put together some recycled furniture and covered it with craft paper, beautiful lights, a nice Hôtel Costes playlist, videos of our artisans in action and, of course, our freshly shipped product selection from Mexico! As soon as we opened, many people got interested in what our pretty store had to offer. We had people coming in and out all day! Our...

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