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February 27 2011 Mexico Newsletter

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Rebozos a Wearable Utilitarian Folk Art
Worn by women of all social classes in Mexico, rebozos are more than just colorful woven rectangular garments. They have been called the "indigenous folk art of Mexico" and also referred to as "wearable art." Unfortunately, in many places in Mexico, it is a craft that is in danger of extinction.

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What colorful gem quality agate is mined in the Mexican states of Chihuahua, San Luis Potosi, and Aguascalientes?

Answer from last week's question:

Santa Maria del Rio in the state of San Luis Potosi is known as the "birthplace of the rebozo" and is where the all silk (and most expensive of all of the rebozos) caramelo rebozo is crafted.

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