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On display in the International Terminal is "Empowering Threads: Textiles of Jolom Mayaetik." Jolom Mayaetik, which translates to "Women Who Weave" from Mayan Tzotzil, was founded in 1996 and is one of the most progressive weaving cooperatives in Chiapas, Mexico. Cooperatives help the Mayan women get the best prices for handwoven textiles. Traditional Mayan weaving is produced on the backstrap loom, a simple and portable device used for centuries that creates complex work in the hands of a skilled artisan. Magdalena López López, a master artisan from the village of Bayalemó in San Andrés Larráinzar, is one of the Mayan women keeping the tradition alive. 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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