Juchitan, Oaxaca a traditional Zapotec town located on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. The women from this region are know for thier matriarcal society.

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Juchitan is located on the international highway in the south of the state of Oaxaca. The geographic area is the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. It is coastal plain, hot and humid.
Juchitan is a strongly indigenous town; there are so many variations of the day to day dress. Here are some women with their colorful skirts during market day.
This piece has a heavy machine stitch typical of the day to day huipils.
A close up of the machine embroidery
A more elaborate huipil with hand embroidered flowers and machine embroidery.