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"In the past the weaving process was very arduous. My grandmother told me that they used cotton; they didn't buy yarn as we do now; they had to prepare everything." -Magdalena López López, Weaver, Jolom Mayaetik #EmpoweringThreads

This tweet was posted on February 09, 2018.

"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 #EmpoweringThreads

This tweet was posted on January 03, 2018.

"Now we buy the thread in the stores; it is ready to use and we only have to make balls and can weave it quickly. We cannot compare the work of our grandmothers with the work we do today." -Magdalena López López, Weaver, Jolom Mayaetik #EmpoweringThreads

This tweet was posted on February 09, 2018.

#Indigenous #Mayan women from #Chiapas, #Mexico have woven on #backstrap #looms for centuries. #empoweringthreads

This tweet was posted on September 27, 2017.

#Mayan #huipiles, traditional, loose-fitting women’s blouses, vary in style throughout the distinct regions of #Chiapas. #empoweringthreads

This tweet was posted on October 05, 2017.

Art found in ancient sites throughout the #Chiapas highlands preserves images of early attire and the oldest symbols utilized in contemporary #Mayan weaving. #EmpoweringThreads

This tweet was posted on December 07, 2017.

Autonomous craft organizations provide artisans with a market for their goods. In Chiapas, weaving cooperatives also promote solidarity by creating a space for members to socialize and discuss current issues. #EmpoweringThreads

This tweet was posted on January 20, 2018.

Contemporary huipil design in Oxchuc includes more complex embroidery, with additional detail added to vertical woven stripes and around the sleeves. #EmpoweringThreads

This tweet was posted on January 11, 2018.
 

Currently on display, we have "#EmpoweringThreads" featuring traditional textiles woven by indigenous #Mayan women. https://t.co/fiwRUY90zl https://t.co/cOsPpkmjtD

This tweet was posted on September 13, 2017.

For centuries, women in San Andrés have woven textiles on backstrap looms, like those used in the Classic Maya Period. #empoweringthreads

This tweet was posted on October 05, 2017.

Implemented in rows, the diamond motif or universe design in #Mayan mythology shows the continuation of time through its repetition. #EmpoweringThreads

This tweet was posted on February 15, 2018.

In 1996, the founding members of #JolomMayaetik fought to form their new cooperative for pressing reasons, including declining wages, rising costs of living, and mismanagement of government-run cooperatives they previously worked for. #EmpoweringThreads

This tweet was posted on January 20, 2018.

In San Andrés, #Mayan women wear blouses with extensive woven decoration at the neck and sleeves. #empoweringthreads

This tweet was posted on October 31, 2017.

Jolom Mayaetik, which translates to "Women Who We. ave" from Mayan Tzotzil, was founded in 1996 and is one of the most progressive weaving cooperatives in Chiapas. #EmpoweringThreads

This tweet was posted on March 27, 2018.

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. #EmpoweringThreads

This tweet was posted on February 27, 2018.

Learn more about "#EmpoweringThreads: Textiles of #JolomMayaetik" on display, pre-security, in the International Terminal. https://t.co/fiwRUXRpHN

This tweet was posted on January 20, 2018.

Learn more about "#EmpoweringThreads: Textiles of Jolom Mayaetik" on display, pre-security, in the IT. https://t.co/fiwRUXRpHN

This tweet was posted on September 27, 2017.

Learn more about "#EmpoweringThreads: Textiles of Jolom Mayaetik" on display, pre-security, in the International Terminal. https://t.co/fiwRUXRpHN

This tweet was posted on January 31, 2018.

Learn more about "#EmpoweringThreads: Textiles of Jolom Mayaetik" on display, pre-security, in the International Terminal. https://t.co/fiwRUXRpHN

This tweet was posted on March 22, 2018.

Learn more about "#EmpoweringThreads: Textiles of Jolom Mayaetik" on display, pre-security, in the International Terminal. https://t.co/fiwRUXRpHN

This tweet was posted on January 03, 2018.

Learn more about "#EmpoweringThreads: Textiles of Jolom Mayaetik" on display, pre-security, in the International Terminal. https://t.co/fiwRUXRpHN

This tweet was posted on February 15, 2018.

Learn more about "#EmpoweringThreads: Textiles of Jolom Mayaetik" on display, pre-security, in the International Terminal. https://t.co/fiwRUXRpHN

This tweet was posted on November 25, 2017.

Learn more about "#EmpoweringThreads: Textiles of Jolom Mayaetik" on display, pre-security, in the International Terminal. https://t.co/fiwRUXRpHN

This tweet was posted on February 27, 2018.

Learn more about "#EmpoweringThreads: Textiles of Jolom Mayaetik" on display, pre-security, in the Intl Terminal. https://t.co/fiwRUXRpHN

This tweet was posted on August 31, 2017.

Learn more about "#EmpoweringThreads: Textiles of Jolom Mayaetik" on display, pre-security, in the Intl Terminal. https://t.co/fiwRUXRpHN

This tweet was posted on October 27, 2017.

Learn more about "Empowering Threads: Textiles of Jolom Mayaetik" on display, pre-security, in the International Terminal. https://t.co/fiwRUXRpHN #EmpoweringThreads

This tweet was posted on December 20, 2017.

Learn more about "Empowering Threads: Textiles of Jolom Mayaetik" on display, pre-security, in the International Terminal. https://t.co/fiwRUXRpHN #EmpoweringThreads

This tweet was posted on January 11, 2018.

Magdalena López López, a master artisan from the village of Bayalemó in San Andrés Larráinzar, has woven a series of long and exquisite muestrario textiles. #EmpoweringThreads

This tweet was posted on January 30, 2018.

Modern thread has made bold, bright colors more common in recent blusa Mayas (contemporary blouse) in San Andrés. #empoweringthreads

This tweet was posted on October 31, 2017.

On Pantelhó's traditional huipils, toads, stars, and other symbols are either woven or embroidered in vibrant colors onto the stripes in vertical columns. #EmpoweringThreads

This tweet was posted on December 19, 2017.

Pantelhó's traditional huipil design features narrow, alternating stripes of red and white, decorated by multicolored bands of embroidery around the neckline and embroidered chevrons at the sleeves. #EmpoweringThreads

This tweet was posted on December 19, 2017.

Pantelhó, #Mexico is home to communities of Tzotzil-speaking #Mayan artisans who weave distinctive, backstrap-loomed textiles. #EmpoweringThreads

This tweet was posted on December 19, 2017.

See "#EmpoweringThreads: #Textiles of Jolom Mayaetik" on display, pre-security, in the International Terminal. https://t.co/fiwRUXRpHN

This tweet was posted on August 25, 2017.

See "#EmpoweringThreads: Textiles of Jolom Mayaetik" on display, pre-security, in the International Terminal. https://t.co/fiwRUXRpHN

This tweet was posted on October 05, 2017.

See "#EmpoweringThreads: Textiles of Jolom Mayaetik" on display, pre-security, in the International Terminal. https://t.co/fiwRUXRpHN

This tweet was posted on March 27, 2018.

See "#EmpoweringThreads: Textiles of Jolom Mayaetik" on display, pre-security, in the International Terminal. https://t.co/fiwRUXRpHN

This tweet was posted on November 01, 2017.