American Indian culture
Chuey (Chuee, Chué)
"Chuey" (pronounced choo-ay, also spelled "chuee") is the name of a traditional indigenous woman's blouse or dress
from the Amuzgo tribe of Mexico. It is an embroidered cloth tunic, like the huipil of the Aztecs.
Chuey are traditionally woven on hand looms and often have very colorful designs, especially motifs
of butterflies and flowers.
Here are links to our webpages about the Amuzgo tribe and language:
Here are links to more Internet resources about the Chuey:
Artesania Amuzga: Chuey
Wikipedia: Amuzgo Textiles
The People of the Loom
Native American clothing
And here are a few good books about the Amuzgos:
Behind God's Back
The Mesoamerican Indian Languages
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