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Mexican American Artist Makes Zarape Flags To Celebrate Her Two Cultures

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Mexican American Artist Makes Zarape Flags To Celebrate Her Two Cultures

Stars and stripes forever.

"I had a vision to combine my 2 cultures, and it became the 50-star Serape, or Zarape Flag," says Monica Marie, Mexican-American owner of Artsy Chica Boutique in San Juan Bautista, CA.

The zarape originated with the Aztecs: wearable blankets dyed bright colors to please the gods and ward off evil spirits. 
 
 
 
 
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UPDATE SOLD One #Serape flag left in Turquiose! #zerape #chingona #MexicanAmerican #mexicanflag #flag #bandera #MexicanBlanket

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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 it's own specific plaid pattern or "tartan.")

We take pride in our heritage and want to proclaim it, which is exactly what Monica had in mind when she created the Zarape Flag.

The American stars and Mexican stripes are not just a combination, but a celebration, of the two nations and cultures she, like many Mexican-Americans, proudly claims.

You don't have to make a trip out to her shop, Artsy Chica Boutique, in San Juan Bautista to buy one (although you definitely should if you live nearby); you can order a flag via direct message on Instagram or by clicking HERE. $60-70 plus shipping.

Check out more of Monica's art...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Boutique open 12-5 today... Happy Sunday!

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Boutique open 12-5ish... ????

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Happy Birthday Harry!

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All of the lovely ladies are going to their new homes today.... Driftwood #Virgencitas #VirgenDeGuadalupe #FolkArt #MexicanFolkArt

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You can also visit her shop's Facebook page HERE.

Click HERE for directions to Artsy Chica Boutique.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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