Weaving exquisite shawls

Tenancingo, a town in the Estado de México, is well-known for its beautiful Mexican shawls or “rebozos”. Local weavers work on old wooden looms tucked away in their backyards or on the roof terrace of their houses to produce real works of art. Many of them are involved in the entire process, from dyeing the thread to spinning and weaving the shawls. Their workmanship is stunning.

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Locally woven shawls for sale in Tenancingo

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Lady with shawl

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The art of spinning

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Felipe has been weaving shawls for 40 years

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A small workshop with a couple of looms 

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The spinning corner

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At work 

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Intricate patterns

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The threads are dyed and manually prepared on the loom

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Top quality, hand-crafted work

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