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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.

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Here are links to our webpages about the Amuzgo tribe and language:

 Amuzgo language
 Amuzgo culture
 Mexico Indians
 Oto-Manguean languages

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
 Amuzgo-Spanish Dictionary
 The Mesoamerican Indian Languages

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