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Maria José Angeles Espinar

Maria José Angeles Espinar Embroiderer
Contact
Spanish
Hours:
Monday to Saturday 10:30 - 14:30 / 18:00 - 20:30
Phone:
+34 955755620
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Preserving a Spanish tradition

  • • María José is the third generation at the helm of the family workshop
  • • She is on an 'endless quest for excellence'
  • • She is committed to the preservation and promotion of her craft

In his novel Fortunata y Jacinta, 19th century Spanish author Benito Pérez Galdós mentions the mantón, or Manila shawl, as being both aristocratic and popular. This traditional garment is rooted in history, since embroidered items like these were brought to Spain from China via the overseas colonies through the Ruta de Oriente. The craft of making and embroidering these shawls flourished in Seville over the years. María José Sánchez Espinar inherited from her mother not only the skill, but also the passion for embroidering and devising exclusive designs. Family and tradition are the starting point of María José's mission to preserve how embroidery was made in the past, without bowing to commercial pressures or losing identity and creativity.

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Works

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Flor de Ibi

This flamenco shawl was embroidered by hand using natural silk. It is decorated with floral motifs typical of the shawl making tradition of Seville in Spain. The beige fringe was braided at the seam and hangs freely.

Length 140 cm

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Marbella

This Turkish style shawl was embroidered by hand using natural silk. It is richly decorated with motifs of flowers and birds. It features a braided fringe that hangs freely.

Length 140 cm

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Alpargata Pensamiento

These cotton espadrille shoes have been embroidered by hand with silk thread and finely decorated with floral motifs in several colours.

EU shoe size 37 Size

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Alpargata Rosa

These cotton espadrille shoes have been embroidered by hand with silk thread and finely decorated with floral motifs in several colours.

EU shoe size 37 Size

Maria José Angeles Espinar Embroiderer

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