Frida and her huipiles

An exhibition dedicated to Frida Kahlo recently opened here in Rome at the Scuderie del Quirinale.  

Frida in Rome

Frida, after her marriage to Diego Riviera, decided to dress in the traditional costumes of the Tehuana women of Tehuantepec. Anyone who reads this blog routinely knows how much I love huipiles!  So for awhile I will join in on the Friadamania so I can do some heavy duty huipiles related posting.

wild moon huipil

A typical Huipil Tehuana at Wild Moon boutique

 zapata se queda

The singer Lila Downs often dresses in Tehuana style.  The foto above is from her video Zapata Se Queda.

Related:  FRIDA Y SUS TRAPITOSTehuana Huipil Oaxaca + the gran huipil

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2 Responses to Frida and her huipiles

  1. Angela says:

    Cynthia, your blog is amazing and I love your art. Thank you for reposting my Julia Child piece. 🙂
    Frida is another mentor — amazing woman in every way — wish I could see that exhibit in Rome. We have one here, too, at the moment, a collection of her photographs at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California. I plan to visit later in the month!

    • Ciao Angela!
      It was with great pleasure that I reposted your Julia piece—you have some really great posts! Glad you liked Frida. I will be doing more related posts as I’m doing researche on huipiles. So keep in touch!

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