Frida and her huipiles

Art Narratives by Cynthia Korzekwa

An exhibition dedicated to Frida Kahlo recently opened here in Rome at the Scuderie del Quirinale.  

Frida in Rome

Frida, after her marriage to Diego Riviera, decided to dress in the traditional costumes of the Tehuana women of Tehuantepec. Anyone who reads this blog routinely knows how much I love huipiles!  So for awhile I will join in on the Friadamania so I can do some heavy duty huipiles related posting.

wild moon huipil

A typical Huipil Tehuana at Wild Moon boutique

 zapata se queda

The singer Lila Downs often dresses in Tehuana style.  The foto above is from her video Zapata Se Queda.

Related:  FRIDA Y SUS TRAPITOSTehuana Huipil Oaxaca + the gran huipil

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Xαιρομαι/Delight huipil

Delight, a huipil

Art Narratives by Cynthia Korzekwa

It is raining again in Rome.

herome I’ve stitched the world “χαιρομαι,” the Greek word for “delight,” on this huipil.


Muy Marcottage: Italian Exhibit.



Huipiles related:  ‘Huipiles’ celebrate la mujer + Foto of little girl wearing embellished huipil + Huipiles related images + TRAJE  EN GUATEMALA + Guatemalan Weavings – Fun Fact of the Day.

In Search of Disappearing Huipiles in Coban + Huipil Collar Mirrors + The Huipiles Exhibit at the Museo de Alameda + Sosa’s artwork to get TV viewership + Huipiles at the Museo Alameda: There is nothing to celebrate + This is the Huipil you won’t see at the Museo Alameda’s “Huipiles: A Celebration“.

This huipil, exhibited at the Museo Textil de Oaxaca, is part of Remigio Mestas’s collection of Oaxacan textiles. Recycled Huipil Wristlet + Sewing Lesson: Making a Huipil From Indigenous Cloth +…

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