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This JUXTA by collaboration between the Chilean artist, Jacinta Kaiser and the group of Tonantzin Tepeyac in Puebla, Mexico is one of a kind. The collection consists of three different unisex Kemitls with a simplified graphic from the artist and embroidered by the artisans of Tonantzin Tepeyac.

TONANTZIN TEPEYAC

COMMUNITY: Tepeaca

LOCATION: Puebla, México

MASTERED TECHNIQUES: Bordado

MAKERS OF: Juxta by

SYMBOL

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ARTISANS

6

ORIGIN

18° 57' 53'' N

97° 54' 11'' W

The pioneers of the Tonantzin Tepeyac group were doña Leonila and Isabel in order to help pay their bills, so they started to weave and embroider. Later, they taught these artisanal techniques to their siblings, including their children. With the time the group expanded to 20 artisans, even though nowadays only six remain practicing such delicate techniques.

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Jacinta Kaiser is a self-managed artist, who has built her career mainly through her travel experiences. Learning and observing techniques from different cultures have enriched her artistic perception. She’s a lover of colorful palettes, music, and nature, constantly seeking art in its most natural state. To make the graphics used for the Kemitls she was inspired by organic and simple lines. Common imagery and points of union among different cultures.

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