Cerro Lloron located in the district of El Oro, the State of Mexico it is a Mazahua village. The community is small and traditional attire is in decline but many women still have there costumes at home. Bob Freund 5/16/2005

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Mazahua petticoat
hand woven belt
After visiting the town of Santa Rosa de Lima, I headed south from El Oro to the town of Cerro Lloron, a small Mazahua community located on the side of a hill in a forested area. Sometimes you just hit it right and as I drove into town there were 40 women waiting to register at the local clinic. With the name of the Delgado (guy in charge) in hand I started asking and in a moment or two his wife appeared. All the women gathered around me as I explained the purpose of my visit. As the crowd thinned there were a few women that wanted to participate qand stuck around. In the fist picture, the lady explained that normally the quechquemitl is blues but she was not able to afford the anile dye used to color it.
The costume has taken on a number of modern twisted and few women had on Quechquemitl or a complete costume. Julia Bautista Garcia took me to her home where she put on the traditional costume and we started shooting. She changed a couple of times each time with a new slip or nahua , the first slip was embroidered with animals and people , while the second was a more traditional Mazahua design. Her belt was about four inches wide and exhibited traditional Mazahua woven patterns.
The quechquemitl is a back strap woven traditional garment with a woven strips and embroidery around the neck.
In the second change of cloths, Julia used a reboso instead on the quechquemitl. During the time I was there we shot 3 different slips. On the following page there is a wonderful picture of a child in her quechquemitl.