Typical fabrics and embroideries of the huipiles contain symbolism transmitted from generation to generation, as shown in the codexes and sculptures of mud and stone in which women carry huipiles that vary little from contemporaries. Among more traditional motifs in the amuzga of Xochistlahuaca huipiles, Guerrero, they are various triangles which represent butterflies, but geometric shapes are juxtaposed, they mean narrow roads. CHUEY, a PROPIALa expression huipil word comes from the word nahuatlhuipilli, which means great flap, but between the amuzgos never use this term, preferring llamarlochuey, in their mother tongue, because it is a much richer description besides representing a self-expression. Amuzgo, chueyno only means the canvas or cloth that covers the body of a woman, also the garment containing the expression of herself, demonstration that covers your joy, feeling, pain, past, present and future. Despite the tired that It is working with waist looms and multiple household chores that women should be at home, leave no knitting, since the artisanal work of indigenous peoples is paramount for amuzga families economic aid, because what the hoimbres manage to take working field is insufficient to survive. Thanks to the programme support to artisan design (PROADA), which takes place between a large group of Xopchistlahuaca amuzga and other nearby villages, and to diversify its economy, artisans have learned to manufacture most commercial porendas, such as swimwear, duvets, rugs, skirts, napkins, smocks, games of bath, trousers, dresses, tablecloths and many other products.
Although they are today opening market for such articles, huipil remains the garment more prized and highly valued by them, and is the ancestral relationship to this dress is very strong. For them it has a very special meaning and is always present in the most important moments of their lives: when they have spent more than two months of hard work to elabrorarlo; When dress you at the time of joining in marriage; When distinguishes them from other women just look to walk; When with him are adorned for the main ceremonies;: when carried it since the time of burial. One of the toughest battles that has devido face craftsmanship was cuandoaparecieron the large textile machinery. People remember how reached his people loads of clothes at very cheap prices against which the artisan works could not compete. Former clients began to use clothes made with synthetic fibres and weavers could no longer market their products. They limited just to dress up the family and develop personal garments. However, the ties that have their fabrics, which have obtained international prestige, are very deep and were not left to overcome. It is common to see mothers teaching their daughters the fabric waist and parents trained children in tion of woven nets and hammocks, elaborates it – as well as the preparation, cultivation and care of cotton fields, which they must attend to one’s own body.