Dancing with Tehuanas

A look at the Mexican matriarchal society that inspired Frida Kahlo

“Frida Kahlo’s look was inspired by the traditional clothes of the Tehuantepec region of southeast Mexico, where women often earn more money than their husbands and administer the family assets. She was fascinated by this unusual matriarchy and its velas, the festivities where Tehuanas dress up, wear extravagant gold jewelry and dance among themselves rather than with men”.

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© Enrico Martino

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