Marcolina Salvador Hidalgo, was born in Chachahuantla, Naupa, Puebla. On November 7, 1976.
She began to embroider at the age of 7 years old. She learned by observing her mother.
Each year she shows her work at the traditional fairs in her town during the month of May; she also show her work at various events to which she is invited.
In 1998 she won a national competition showcasing the excellence of embroidery traditions of the different Mexican estates.
In the year 2000 she won her states competition of traditional embroidery blouse one of her.
From 1998 and to date she participates in "Encuentro of the Huasteca‚" in Mexico exhibiting her works.
Also in 2000, she took part in an exhibition held in Mexico city Palace of Sports, of indigenous clothing of Mexico and other countries.
In 2002 she participated and won second place in the regional embroidery competition.
She participated in a show and sale in Houston, U.S.A. for this year, 2003.
In 2003 she took part in the activities of the "National Encounter of Women, creators of dreams and realities"
Marcolina forms p[art of a collective of women whose name in Nahuatl is Sihua Tlatzoncame Tlayquitinime" “Women Weavers and Embroideresses ". The group of the Mountain North of Puebla that 10 women between 22 and 60 years old.
A characteristic of the embroidery motifs of her region in that the all derive from a motif which symbolizes the earth. This is seen as the most potent symbol, mother and father combined, which we are born into and in whom we exist.
This represented in panels containing 14 or 7 threads. Flower motifs sombolizing life and various animal figures are also worked into complex embroider patterns. Figures such asa the eagle symbolize women’s liberty; the hummingbird good luck; birds, ducks, squirrels, coks, sheep, turkeys and deer all represent divine messenger tor her people. The embroidered stars recall the teachings of her ancestors.
The very colors of the embroidery in traditional blouses hold their own meanings: the white textiles of the clothing symbolize purity. The green embroidery threads symbolize earth’s fertility; red, her native race, passion and emotion; blue, water, sky and devotion to her gods.
The Quexquemetl is an important
article of clothing of pre-hispanic origins. It symbolizes protection
sa it covers the chest, shoulder and the heart, worn over the heat it
shows religious respect. The belt symbolizes strength; the long white
gown bordered whith red symbolizes respeat and purity of sentiments.
Marcolina Salvador Hidalgo - 2003