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In Mexico, there is a wide variety of crafts and arts that have been shared from generation to generation. Among many others, textile design has been widely recognised around the world. Textiles are produced using a technique called brocade. This technique has been used since pre-colonial times. These designs commonly represent deities and animals that are believed to protect maize crops and enhance fertility. The inspiration originates from the vision of the cosmos from ancient Mayan perspectives.

The women in charge of producing such textiles dedicate their whole life in learning and mastering such complex techniques. For this reason, they are admired and respected by their communities.

This map presents most of the Mayan communities in Chiapas that are involved with this traditional textile craft.

With information from SNA Jolobil // Trinkermedia
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