A Mexican-American Flag Serape Has Twitter Abuzz And It’s All Thanks To This California Artist
There’s a couple of ways you can pigeonhole someone of Mexican descent. You can say we like tequila, you can wear a sombrero to poke fun, and you can buy a serape on your Mexico vacation to show off your so-called love for our culture, especially from luxury brands.
Mexican pride is much more than that, and we’re here to reclaim our history, our heritage, and our absolute right to Mexican aesthetics! That’s why when we see independent Latinx artists beautifully crafting Mexican history into a modern way, we’re here to celebrate it.
Meet Monica Marie, an artisan with a shop in San Juan Bautista, CA.
According to Latin Live, Monica has been creating art in some way or another her entire life. She began posting her creations on social media and got so many inquiries that she decided to open her own shop, selling all original artwork.
She’s brilliant at meshing Mexican art with American pop culture.
We love her Star Wars mugs, her Day of the Dead art, and her Virgen de Guadalupe stained glass. But there’s one piece of art that is getting everyone’s attention.
One of her most popular items is a sarape American flag.
From the looks of her Instagram page, it looks as if she first launched this big seller around 2017. And we can only assume it’s her most popular because she’s always selling out!
The flag retails for $65 and it’s 3 feet by 5 feet handmade with American and Mexican materials.
“Due to the overwhelming demand and that each flag is made to order there is a 2-3 week wait time (usually not more than 10 days),” her website states.
According to Latin Live, “Each blanket was uniquely decorated with a design that identified the person’s family, hometown, and social status, kind of like Scottish plaid. (In Scotland, each region or clan has its own specific plaid pattern or ‘tartan.’)” So fascinating!
She makes other incredible items that embody the serape textile. Here are some of our favorites.
You cannot go wrong with these.
While we’re window shopping, we’ll take these too.
Such gorgeous wall decorations.
And pretty much everything else in her shop.
We could spend hours here. Anyone down for a road trip? Click here to support her artwork.
What do you guys think about the serape flag? Let us know in the comment section below.