Why have hamburgers in Hamburg when you can have Mexican at El Pikosito?
We were originally commissioned to create a Mexican kilt by a client who runs a Mexican restaurant. The complex Mexico crest was always going to be a challenge. According to Wikipedia:
The current coat of arms of Mexico has been an important symbol of Mexican politics and culture for centuries. The coat of arms depicts a Mexican Golden Eagle perched on a prickly pear cactus devouring a snake. To the people of Tenochtitlan this would have strong religious connotations, but to the Europeans, it would come to symbolize the triumph of good over evil. The national coat of arms is also used in the Seal of the United Mexican States, a modified official version used by the federal, state and municipal governments.
In the end we decided to use fabric paints. Many thanks to friend and fabric designer Anna for her fabulous brushwork. It was a lot of work but I think you’ll agree that it was worth it.
We have since found out that using the image of the Mexican flag on garments is against the law in Mexico. I guess I won’t be going there for my holidays!
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