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Zinacantán Indigenous Fashion

Yosi Anaya

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Latin America and the Caribbean, 2005, Berg Fashion Library

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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 of Zinacantán in Chiapas. The textiles used by Chiapas peoples have also undergone intense development and are proudly worn in the villages and outside. This is particularly the case in Zinacantán. For centuries the Zinacantecs favored austere, apparently anonymou

Sna Jolobil: A Textile Cooperative

Kathryn Klein

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Latin America and the Caribbean, 2005, Berg Fashion Library

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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. With a keen interest in Maya textile traditions, two young businessmen, Walter F. Morris Jr. (Chip) of the United States and Pedro Meza Meza of the Maya town of Tenejapa, Chiapas, initiated what was to become the Sna Jolobil (The House of the Weaver) weaving cooperativ

Maya Dress and Fashion in Chiapas

Ashley E. Maynard and Patricia Marks Greenfield

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Latin America and the Caribbean, 2005, Berg Fashion Library

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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 to fashion occurred as the communities moved from a subsistence and agriculture economy to one based on money and commerce. A notable example is Nabenchauk, a hamlet in Zinacantán, where research has been conducted by cultural psychologist Patricia Greenfield since 19

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