Lubinia Cirilo, Huipil (female tunic), 2012. Chinantec group, San Felipe Usila, Oaxaca Museo Textil de Oaxaca. Photography: Fidel Ugarte
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In November 2012 the Museo Textil de Oaxaca (MTO), located in southern Mexico's Oaxaca City, presented an exhibition entitled Looms that Sprout New Leaves: Young Textile Artists of Oaxaca. Twenty-four weavers and embroiderers, ages 8 to 20 and coming from different regions of Oaxaca, participated in the show. Its mission was to motivate this group to preserve their traditions through a museological experience. Hector Manuel Meneses Lozano is director of the Museo Textil de Oaxaca.