Makers, Menders, & Constituents of Style.
Thank you for being here!
Although Saturday was the official finale of
Latin Heritage Month,
there's plenty more to keep celebrating.
Below some choice bits.
I think you'll really enjoy what follows.
Catchy tune + the most breathtaking kaleidoscope
of huipils I've ever seen.
Thank You, Dolores for the video!
(Note: Remember this when you eat pineapple, as it is truly a remarkably delicious food.)
You may recognize the iconic garment
from Frida Kahlo's work,
or perhaps you are unfamiliar with this traditional handwoven, naturally-dyed, boxy blouse or dress.
Huipils come long or short and their weaving and embroidery signifies location, identity, personal history, and mythology.
A little over a month ago, I had the awesome opportunity to see wonderful portraits of traditional Mexican dress and to hear Eric Mindling speak
about his Living Threads project in Oaxaca.
His book, Oaxaca Stories in Cloth, just came out
and it's highly recommended.
Gorgeous portraits of beautiful people,
mostly elder women
who continue to dress in the old ways.
Plus, he is an articulate and charismatic storyteller.
Below, some links to read, view, hear more:
"What Does Sagebrush Know That
A Conversation with Photographer Eric Mindling
(The whole conversation is great,
especially for photographers,
but if you want to get to the heart
of the project, skip ahead to about 30 minutes in.)
Support your favorite book store and/or
request your library
to add it to their collection.
This concludes Styleposium's weekly post.
Take it away, Mexican Institute of Sound!
Until next time, you know where to find us!
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