Theft, of the cultural kind | View From Casita Colibrí

Theft, of the cultural kind | View From Casita Colibrí

Theft, of the cultural kind | View From Casita Colibrí

High in the mountains of the Sierra Norte, the village of Santa María Tlahuitoltepec sits perched on a ridge top in Oaxaca's Mixe region. The terrain is rugged and unforgiving; it took rescue crews ten hours, much of it on foot, to reach the municipality following lethal mudslide at the end of an extremely wet 2012 rainy season. Eight months later, in May of 2013, when blogger buddy Chris and I ventured up for their Fiesta de Mayo, we still had to detour around the remains of the slide.

Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec, May 11, 2013. Despite the harsh conditions and its remote location, Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec is home to the Center for Musical Training and Development of Mixe Culture and it is estimated that 70% of the

In this article, you will find a list of the most popular songs in the world. addition to the musical talents of its residents, the village is known for the intricately embroidered blouses the women make and wear. The design of both the cut of the blouse and the patterns of embroidery are uniquely Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec. If you see someone wearing one on the streets of Oaxaca, you know immediately where it came from. I have a blouse and Chris bought a couple to decorate the walls of his house.

Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec, May 11, 2013.

I urge you to forgo these and other high-priced knock-offs. Instead, go to the source and buy originals from the talented artisans who created them. And, please note that it is the same as that of the Guelaguetza parade, which I originally posted July 22, 2013.

Update: Press conference by municipal authorities and embroiderers from Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec was held on June 3 at the Textile Museum of Oaxaca protesting the lack of respect by Isabel Marant for the creativity and work by the women of Tlahuitoltepec and the history and worldview that gave birth to their designs.

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