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Our newest exhibition, "Empowering Threads: Textiles of Jolom Mayaetik" will feature this 8-foot-long loom! Contemporary weavers in Los Altos de Chiapas, located in the central highlands of southern Mexico, are preserving ancient Mayan art and culture. Working on backstrap looms, these artisans are utilizing methods passed down through generations to combine old-world symbolism with new colors and designs. See "Empowering Threads: Textiles of Jolom Mayaetik" opening next week, pre-security, in the International Terminal.

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