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Faces Behind LCAC with Tamil Maldonado Vega

Who are You? Tamil Maldonado Vega, originally from Puerto Rico, I’m the founder of Barrio E’, an organization that fosters Latino Arts and Culture in Colorado, and Co-Founder of Raíces Brewing Company, a Cervecería Latina in Denver, Colorado that will open September 2019. How would you describe the cultural impact you’ve had in Denver? I have been involved with self-managed community organizations, non-profits, city and community groups for the advancement of the Latino community. I am drawn towards topics of social justice, underrepresented groups, gaps and challenges, cultural needs, and their sustainability and how resiliency, resistance and activism has been adopted or expressed by the

Huipils of Southern Mexico: The Patterns in Their Hands

Pictured left, the blouse / huipil (wee-peel) comes from the Amuzgo indigenous group in the mountains of eastern Oaxaca / western Guerrero states of Mexico. In the town of Xochistlahuaca, Guerrero, a co-operative was founded in 1969, La Flor de Xochistlahuaca. Their community house is a large open-air adobe building where the women weave their backstrap loom woven blouses and long tunics covered in colorful brocade designs. These are woven in a fine gauze, loose weave to provide comfort in this hot, humid climate. For the finest pieces, a weaver can take up to 6 months to complete the huipil. Most of the designs are based on the flora and fauna of the area. These include petate mat patterns

Shop our Mother's Day Gift Guide This Weekend at Hijos del Sol

Treat your mother, wife, abuelita and all the moms in your life to a unique gift from our Mother's Day shopping event. With everything from jewelry, apparel, and books to home goods, bags and totes and so much more, our art-infused assortment of gift ideas will make Mother's Day the best of the year. Each piece is masterfully crafted and embedded with history passed down for generations. Every mark, chisel, thread, and stamp ignites an appreciation from their hands to yours. Help us keep culture thriving by supporting artisan communities throughout Latin America. Queridas Madres Shopping Event Hijos del Sol 2715 W. 8th Avenue Denver, CO 80204 Friday, May 10, from 4-7pm Saturday, May 11, from