Sami Euan Chel & Olivia Tep Selis have three little girls & a field full of flowers to tend to on the daily. Snugged along the Ruta Puuc in Cooperativa, Emiliano Zapata, Yucatán, the farm has been tended by the same family for generations, thriving off of the seeds from the seeds of mothers, grandmothers & great grandfathers. The tradition of tending flowers is long-held in Yucatán, whether in the garden, murals, or on the sleeves of the traditional dress, the huipil.
Welcome to the Harvest :)
While at the farm, Allie & I picked up several tez and birjinia flowers to decorate our altar for Hanal Pixan, a reverent season in the heart of harvest, where we honor the ones that we've lost. It's interesting that Día de los Muertos is nestled into the luscious October month, when there's so much life & fauna everywhere. Looming over roadsides, gushing out of truckbeds, & heating up over open fire stoves. Rain is always in the air, even when it's invisible.
October has a feeling of potency. Rightness. The continuing of tradition. A field of technicolored flowers. It is with this theme that we introduce YAXHA Bordado's Homecoming collection. See you next weekend, Mother Millsaps!
Photos by AlDog
Words & Art Direction by MandiCat