The first signs of items embroidered have been found in some Persian items in Asia (Today is know as Iran) and China embroideries
with some still very unique frets design embroidered of silk thread.
Some of those artistically handmade embroidered have more that
500 years B.C. It is well know that this original art reach Europe thru the south of Italy and Spain where it is hold tight in the
traditional Spanish folklore. Then later came thru America with the Spanish conquerors the religious frailer and priest scatter this
art as a profitable labor to export beautiful leather works to Europe markets when they discover that those natives Indians have already
dominated silversmith and pottery and there is a rich soil that produce avocados, Corn, Beans, rubber tree, cocoa, tomatoes, spices,
chili, gum tree and ixtle that the Indians already use this natural fiber in the confection of theirs self clothes among others
items (Read the Miracle in the Guadalupe's lady Blanket
made of this natural fiber). That is why still exist some communities in Central
and south America that still preserve this millenarian activities and feel proud of this in some rural communities.
With other names this kind of art is barely found in rural communities in Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Mexico with its respectful varieties in Mexico this art is commonly called "Piteado" pronunced "peeteado" a late 20 th Century leather artisan form developed, that involve the use of embroidery into leather works of one natural fiber obtained from a very common CACTUS plant from the bromeliad species (Achmea magdalenae) with abundance presence on the states of Oaxaca, Chiapas, Veracuz, in the northern of Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador and Colombia.
Used by the Mesoamerican inhabitants before the Spanish arrival called "Pita" (a cactus fiber).
This natural white fiber is hand made stitched onto leather in genuine pieces of arts to make Belts, Holsters, Saddles, Hat bands, Boots, Sandals, Bags and a vast cowboy-themed products that emblem a symbol o identity and in old couture it was consider itself as a wealthy status into a fashion statements of the country people, farmers, and ranchers, that well know how to recognize the meticulous embroidery techniques, kinds of Cactus thread as well to depicts the ornamentation floral and geometric Patterns in human and country scenes those scene are greatly explained in the "Piteado Belt" an essential element of fashionable dress by teenagers and adults in some Latin-American identities, there is in Mexico small communities in Durango, Zacatecas, Sinaloa, Michoacán. San Luis Potosi, Nayarit, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Morelia and Jalisco, where in this last state (Jalisco) have been developed a machine counterfeit of this art, some of those mechanicals embroideries are computer scanned from our original material, and make thousands pieces in imitation material.
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