Mexican folk clothing culture is very interesting particularly because this country was populated by Mayan, Aztec, and Inca people once, and they have left a large cultural influence on Mexico. The local aboriginal groups had very specific and unique cultures that enchant us centuries after their disappearance. You can find old artifacts that belong to different Mexican indigenous peoples, samples of their clothes, jewelry, ceremonial objects, etc in Mexican folk museums. It’s a pity, there are too few such museums in Mexico.
Museum of Ethnic Clothing of Mexico or Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico (MUREM). It is located in Yucatán, Mexico. Among the exhibits are various Mexican traditional garments from different periods and ethnic cultures, Mexican folk art objects, and other exhibits regarding the folk clothing traditions of this country. There are over 90 complete sets of traditional clothing from 25 ethnic groups and 16 states. There are also many separate folk garments.
Museo de Arte Popular. It is located in Mexico City. Among the exhibits are Mexican folk art and handicrafts items, traditional handicrafts of indigenous peoples, folk weavings and textile objects, etc.
Museo Nacional de Antropología. It is located in Mexico City. Among the exhibits are ancient Mesoamerican artifacts, traditional and ceremonial objects of Mexican aboriginal peoples, jewelry of the local indigenous peoples, etc. This museum also showcases exhibitions dedicated to particular indigenous groups or ancient Mexican traditions and practices.
Museo de Culturas Populares. It is located in Mexico City. Among the exhibits are objects dedicated to various indigenous cultures and peoples of Mexico, including textiles, vintage weaving looms, samples of traditional weaving, local folk clothing, and other interesting artifacts.
Templo Mayor Museum. It is located in Mexico City. Among the exhibits are different ancient artifacts of Mayan, Aztec, Inca cultures, and other indigenous peoples of Mexico.
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