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Sna Jolobil: A Textile Cooperative

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...While the ancient Maya tradition of backstrap loom weaving and the wearing of traditional clothing had continued for millennia, the quality of handwoven work had waned by the early 1970s, as it had in many other areas of the world...

Zinacantán Indigenous Fashion

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...The textiles of Chiapas, Mexico’s most southerly state, are prized as ranking among the finest products of Mexican weaving. Each locality has its particular style, the focus of this article being on the textiles of the Tzotzil community...

Maya Dress and Fashion in Chiapas

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...A transition has taken place in Maya communities in highland Chiapas, Mexico, from a few traditional, defined patterns for each article of clothing to the concept of fashion, with its traits of change and innovation. This transition...