The “rebozo” is a feminine garment which length varies between 1.5 and 3 meters and width can go from 1 to 1.5 meters. It is also used to carry items and even children.
These pieces are made with different type of fabrics depending on their use, either everyday or gala, so they use cotton, wool or silk and thus varies its cost.
It is important to mention that the fabric of a rebozo is mostly made in a waist loom in a very laborious artistic process where several people take part in its elaboration.
Shawls are manufactured throughout Mexico, but each state has symbols such as the color and weaving of the threads that identify their origin or the community that wears it.
During September the demand for these pieces grow, as it is when we celebrate our independence and it is common to wear them at parties, but they are worn all year long and it is possible to find them in different sites of the city such as: La Ciudadela (The Citadel): one of the most traditional places to buy handicrafts, Mercado de Sonora (Sonora Market): where you can buy wares at a good price, Mercado de Artesanías de Coyoacan (Handicrafts Market of Coyoacan): as its name indicates it has typical and very colorful pieces, Bazar del Sábado ( Saturday’s Bazaar): with dozens of locals full of “fine craftsmanship” and in various street stalls Downtown.
You can also find shawls at a slightly higher price, but of higher quality in Fonart: Store supported by the National Fund for the Promotion of Handicrafts and in shops specialized in the sale of this garment such as La Hamaca y el Rebozo (The Hammock and the Shawl), La China Poblana (The Chinese from Puebla) and Rebozos Tonchi (Tonchi Shawls).