This post is dedicated to my son who travelled extensively in Chiapas. Although some of his experiences brought knots to my stomach, many were quite charming.
Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state, is the territory of the Zapatistas, an indigenous insurgent movement with an emphasis on ethnicity. The women weave and embroidery to help subsidize the community.
Zapatista Women: A Revolutionary Process Within a Revolution, Subcomandante Marcos talks about women and the revolution + Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, meets Zapatista Mayan Artist in Zapatista territory to create some ART + Revolution of the Snails, Encounters with the Zapatistas review + Flashback Mondays : No + Sangre!
Deep in the heart of Chiapas, women sit together and embroidery
Women’s handicrafts co-operative zapatista autonomous municipality “16 de Febrero”.
From Iagogualberto ‘s flickR album
More zapatista embroidery.
As many of you know, I have a fixation with huipiles.
A Triqui woman from Copala weaves at the market in Oaxaca City. This post has a number of wonderful fotos including those of women weaving and wearing huipiles.
Huipil, textiles of chiapas
BOOTIES; Pink Hmong Retro Embroidered Batik Vegan Ankle Bootie for sell on Etsy
Kirsten Chursinoff “Honeysuckle Sunshine” 2011
Fabric, couching, machine stitching, and hand stitching.