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TEXTILE INSIGHT PT 2: THE BROCADE WEAVE OF ZINACANTÁN & THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MAGDALENA DRESS.

"...I was tempted by their cross-stitch embroidery, but it was simply too time-consuming and expensive to start the project with.  I was also tempted by the 'deshilado' technique (see pictures below).   But it was their brocade technique that really got me excited, layered and slick patterns in raised textures over stripes- vibrant colours and what was most surprising was the clean finish!"

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