Knitting_046 I’ve always loved Mexican folk dances for many reasons, not least among them: the costumes!  I am thrilled at how many performances we’ve been able to see now that we are closer to the border. 

I found these costumes, and the performance by a local group of 3-5 year olds, to be breathtaking.

The girls performed several dances from Southern Mexico.  The costumes are inspired by traditional dance costumes from the region.  The introduction of the sewing machine and machine embroidery to Mexico at the turn of the century coupled with a strong nationalist movement which glorified Mexico’s regional folk life contributed to the development of various nationally recognized elaborate dance costumes representing different regions of Mexico.