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Pictures and interview: Juchitan design for Culture Trip

You may recognize the brilliantly colored smocks and layered skirts of the Tehuana women from images of one of Mexico’s greatest icons – Frida Kahlo. Maybe you’ve seen the rounded lace collar of the region in Kahlo’s painting Self-Portrait as a Tehuana. Kahlo’s mother was Oaxacan, which (combined with her deep connection to traditional Mexican arts and crafts) may be the reason why she incorporated the Tehuana style into her wardrobe and painting.


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https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/mexico/articles/behind-the-scenes-of-traditional-juchitan-dressmaking

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