Mexican communities

Mexico is a mosaic of cultures, in which each culture brings the color and history of the roots of all Mexicans. It is to tell this story that this project was born and aims to share these main characteristics. Join us to discover the communities that collaborate in this project.

For some years now, indigenous communities in Mexico (as in other countries), have been victims of social inequalities related to their development, as well as plagiarism or inspiration, better known as “cultural appropriation”.

Their embroideries, designs that are the result of their cosmogony and their traditions are often “copied” by the signs of the large textile distribution, although their elaboration is neither “artisanal” nor “traditional”, and this, at prices often derisory compared to its original equivalent.

This lack of respect for the cultures and traditions of Mexican communities for profit increases the social inequalities of the communities because foreign or national tourists now buy these embroidered pieces in stores and not from the artisans because they are “more expensive”.

It was therefore my duty, as a Mexican citizen bathed in the culturalism of Mexico, to share with you the art of the Mexican communities and tell you the story of the artists who make each piece as well as its community of origin because behind each piece there is a face and a story to tell.