Alexander Henry Fabrics
The ancient Amuzgo culture is found in small communities near the border between the states of Guerrero and Oaxaca. In the town of Xochistlahuaca a the women’s group known as “La Flor de Xochistlahauaca” work together to spin and dye their threads and weave them with intricate designs dating back to their ancestors. Each symbol represents an important element in the culture. This painstaking work is done on low stools or while sitting on the floor with a backstrap loom.
The width of the panels is determined by the width of the backstrap loom., so sometimes the huipiles are made with three panels, sometimes just one.
The skirt is not included.