Tehuana One Piece Swimsuit

$55 $78

Beautiful Tehuana off the shoulder one-piece swimsuit decorated in Mexican motifs.

  • medium high leg
  • cheeky coverage


The Tehuana are a fascinating matriarchal society based in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca State, Mexico. The name Tehuantepec, the corridor of land on which the people reside, was given to the area by the Aztecs. It means ‘wild animal hill’ and it is a testament to the ferocity of the Zapotec warriors who lived there. Today, the descendants of the Zapotec have continued to make their presence felt across Mexico and the world thanks to the huge influence and popularity of Tehuana traje (traditional dress) and it’s embroidery. The region is famous for its wild velas; traditional fiestas where women proudly parade through the streets in their most flamboyant regalia; most notably their huge starched white lace headdresses known as the Huipil Grande, and their beautifully embroidered floral dresses. 


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