Zapatistas and embroidery as a form of protest


This post is dedicated to my son who travelled extensively in Chiapas. Although some of his experiences brought knots to my stomach, many were quite charming.

Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state, is the territory of the Zapatistas, an indigenous insurgent movement with an emphasis on ethnicity. The women weave and embroidery to help subsidize the community.

Zapatista Women: A Revolutionary Process Within a Revolution, Subcomandante Marcos talks about women and the revolution + Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, meets Zapatista Mayan Artist in Zapatista territory to create some ART + Revolution of the Snails, Encounters with the Zapatistas review + Flashback Mondays : No + Sangre!

zapatista sewing beeDeep in the heart of Chiapas, women sit together and embroidery

December 21, 2012: The Sound of Zapatista Hope + Caracol de la Resistencia: Zapatista Symbol References Maya Past.

zapatista embroideryCorazon

Embroidery and huipiles in southern mexico + Embroidery.

craftCollectives_handicrafts1
Women’s handicrafts
co-operative zapatista autonomous municipality “16 de Febrero”.

Revolutionary Embroidered Zapatista Wall Hangings, Schools for Chiapas + Maya women attend the festival of San Sebastian in Zinacantan Chiapas Mexico.

zapatista 2From Iagogualberto ‘s flickR album

More zapatista embroidery.

As many of you know, I have a fixation with huipiles.

oaxaca weavingA Triqui woman from Copala weaves at the market in Oaxaca City. This post has a number of wonderful fotos including those of women weaving and wearing huipiles.

chiapasHuipil, textiles of chiapas

chiapas huipilMayan embroidery

Frida Kahlo wears huipiles + More huipiles + Arts and Crafts of Mexico BOOK.

BOOTIEBOOTIES; Pink Hmong Retro Embroidered Batik Vegan Ankle Bootie for sell on Etsy

Embroidered Blouses, etc. on Pinterest + Hupiles on pinterest.

honeysuckle embroideryKirsten Chursinoff “Honeysuckle Sunshine” 2011
Fabric, couching, machine stitching, and hand stitching.

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2 Responses to Zapatistas and embroidery as a form of protest

  1. Brent Rankin says:

    This was a very awesome. Tell Sergio thanks.

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