A stunning handwoven huipil from the Amuzgo people of Guerrero. Truly masterful weaving and a very special garment. The panels are joined with woven embroidery floss. This huipil is a masterpiece of an accomplished artisan. This caliber of fine craft has become exceedingly rare worldwide.
All of our Amuzgo pieces are purchased from an artisans collective there. Weaving has taken on an important economic role in many Amuzgo families as the income from farming is no longer enough to subsist.
This one has these measurements: Chest 31" Length 44"
The Amuzgos are an indigenous people of Mexico. They primarily live in a region along the Guerrero/Oaxaca border, chiefly in and around four municipalities: Xochistlahuaca, Tlacoachistlahuaca and Ometepec in Guerrero, and San Pedro Amuzgos in Oaxaca. Their languages are similar to those of the Mixtec, and their territories overlap. They once dominated a larger area, from La Montaña down to the Costa Chica of Guerrero and Oaxaca, but Mixtec expansion, rule and later Spanish colonization has pushed them into the more inaccessible mountain regions and away from the coast. The Amuzgos maintain much of their language and dress and are known for their textiles, handwoven on backstrap looms with very intricate two-dimensional designs. The Amuzgo area is very poor with an economy mostly dependent on subsistence agriculture and handcraft production.
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