The Amusgo are an indigenous group of Mexico. They live near the border of Oaxaca and Guerrero. The coast road from Acapulco to Puerto Escondido is the route you would take is visiting. The town of Zacualpan has a textile collective intended to improve the access to market in Mexico and beyond. My Mexican Textile project documents the current state of indigenous textiles in Mexico. The Amusgo are some of the more culturally resistant and preserve their textiles and dress. The Amusgo are incredible weavers and textile crafts people. This video shows some of the women from the textile collective of Zacualpan Guerrero working on the textiles. You can see more about the Amusgo and many other indigenous people of Mexico at www.mexicantextiles.com.
My project is to document the indigenous textiles of Mexico. To do this I travel to remote indigenous villages to photo and film the traditional textiles and festivals over 650 are now documented. There are over 60 different languages spoken in Mexico and I try to document all that I can reach. My home base is Mexico City. This films are part of the documentation project which is presented as a web museum at www.mexicantextiles.com . The indigenous cultures of Mexico will be brought to you in short but interesting video clips and on my blib.tv blog. Thanks for you interest. bob Freund