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Amuzgo Huipiles

Mexican Indigenous weaver Odilon Merino Morales is the director of a cooperative of 84 Amuzgos weavers and is well-known for his art of weaving, utilizing the pre-Hispanic style back strap loom for the vast majority of his pieces. Born into a small ethnic group called the Amuzgos, Morales lives close to the Costa Chica in the state of Oaxaca, located in southern Mexico. Natural dyes, as well as the special naturally colored brown and green cotton, which are a variety of wild cotton, are used throughout the textiles.  The cooperative’s work also includes cotton threads dyed with the incredibly beautiful purple dye from the “Caracol” snail dye. These are some of the finest indigenous textiles being handwoven anywhere on the planet right now. Morales and the Amuzgos weaving cooperative are responsible for a “renaissance” in the highest quality, producing beautiful, wearable one-of-a-kind articles for adornment.

Note: One-size fits most. See length of huipil for a better idea of fit.

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