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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The full front panel of the huipil. Not shown here, the Gala huipil from the Isthmus of Teuhantepec is the most wonderful in Mexico.
Close up of embroidery, the base material is a “satin” material.
A scene from the market.
An example of the day to day skirt, the skirts are made mostly from synthetic materials and some times cotton. Huipil tops can be very simple , without stichery or more detailed.