San Antonino Castillo Velasco is a city and municipality located south of the city of Oaxaca, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. The city is known for its handicrafts, in particular fine embroidery and articles made with a flower known as an immortal flower (“immortal flower”), so called because it does not lose its color when it is dried.

Pahuatlán del Valle is a locality located in the northwest of the state of Puebla in Mexico.


Tepexi Rodriguez (Kawa or Peña in Mixtec, Tepexic or split rock in Nahuatl) is one of the 217 municipalities in the Mexican state of Puebla.

“JVAYCHIL” cooperative in Chenalho, Chiapas, Mexico.

“The Weavers of the Sierra de Zongolica”, weavers and embroiderers of Tlaquipa, Atlahuilco and Tequila, villages of the Sierra de Zongolica, Veracruz.

The weavers show us how to make a piece of wool, from the shearling of the sheep manually, to weaving the piece in a loom.

Mazatzin Textiles is located in the municipality of Cuetzalan del Progreso, in the north of the Mexican state of Puebla.

The make of a quechquémitl (poncho) in a loom.

Bordados Ambaa

The “Bordados Ambaa” collective shows us how they embroider the flowers of “huipiles” and tunics in a wooden frame.

The “Cadenilla” embroidery technique is produced on a Singer chain stitch sewing machine peddled at the foot. It arrived in Tehuantepec in 1890. It is obtained by superimposing rows of dots in contrasting colors to create geometric patterns which often seem to have an optical effect.

Zapotec Community, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Tepehuan Community, Huichol community, Durango, Mexico