Mexico is a diverse country, home to 68 indigenous communities. Each community has its own traditions and customs and this can be seen for example in the materials used in the production of handcrafted pieces. Also enters the cosmogony of the community which is often incorporated into the weaving & embroidery of the fabric pieces that are often used as clothing.
For example, there is the otomi embroidery called "Tenango"The huipils are made in the state of Oaxaca, the Mexican state with the largest number of indigenous communities such as the Mixe, Zapotec, Mazatec and Amuzgue, among others.
In the Mixed Tunic of In Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec, the Sierra Mixe and its rivers, mountains, fauna and flora are alluded to. It is difficult to say only the term The term "Mexican embroidery" is used because there are communities that make weavings that integrate elements of daily life and their very special relationship with nature. As the community Amuzgue who live in the state of Guerrero, it is also found in parts of the state of Oaxaca. The community Nahua of the Northern Sierra of Puebla & Huasteca are also characterised by their colourful and meaningful weavings. The weavings of the communities are also found Tzotziles and Tzeltales with their Mayan symbols. In this month so significant for Mexico, Here is a non-exhaustive selection of some Mexican embroideries and weavings to share with you the richness of the colours and cultures of Mexico. If you want to find out more, take a look at our communities.