Made in Mexico


Hand-woven cotton rebozo belonging to Frida Kahlo, c.1930 © Pablo Aguinaco Pinterest


Explore the wonderful world of the rebozo at the Fashion and Textile Museum's Made in Mexico exhibition.

The rebozo is the classic Mexican shawl that was made famous in the last century by the artist Frida Kahlo. This is the first ever show devoted to the much loved garment, exploring the key role that textiles have played in promoting Mexican culture from the 17th Century to the present day. The rebozo is famous worldwide for having been worn by the likes of revolutionaries, artists, writers and collectors. Through these people it has become a symbol of Mexican culture and identity.

Highlights of the exhibition include major loans from the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City who have offered collections that have never before been seen in public. The show is presented in sections that document the history of Mexican textiles and the key figures in the development of the rebozo, shedding light on a classic garment that has retained an air of mystery for centuries.

Venue Details & Map

Fashion and Textile Museum

83 Bermondsey Street
+44 (0)20 7407 8664
Public transport:
From London Bridge Station walk towards Tower Bridge down Tooley Street for about 3 minutes. Then turn right in Bermondsey Street. The museum is on the left hand side of the street.
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