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“To be an artisan, to be a weaver signifies tradition, the culture. We wear our dress. I never have taken it off.…In many municipalities, they no longer wear their dress or know how it was. If it is lost, the tradition is not known anymore… It is very important to learn to weave because it signifies not losing our culture. Because if we do not do our weaving, the culture is lost. —Celia Sántiz Ruíz, Past President, Jolom Mayaetik Learn more about "Empowering Threads: Textiles of Jolom Mayaetik" on display, pre-security, in the International Terminal. http://bit.ly/EmpoweringThreads

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