How does frida kahlo express herself in the woman of tehuatepec I<3Number4

Frida Kahlo expressed herself as a woman of Tehuantepec by dressing in the Oaxaca style, heavy with embroidery, ribbons, and floral motifs.

The embroidered dresses of indigenous Tehuana style comes from Tehuantepec Isthmus, in the southeast part of the state of Oaxaca.

Considered one of the Mexico's greatest artist, Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 in Coyocoan, Mexico City, Mexico. She grew up in the family's home where was later referred as the Blue House or Casa Azul.

Her father is a German descendant and photographer. He immigrated to Mexico where he met and married her mother Matilde. Her mother is half Amerindian and half Spanish. Frida Kahlo has two older sisters and one younger sister.

Frida Kahlo has poor health in her childhood. She contracted polio at age of 6 and had to be bedridden for nine months. This disease caused her right leg and food grow much thinner than her left one. She limped after she recovered from the polio. She has been wearing long skirts to cover that for the rest of her life.

Her father encouraged her to do lots of sports to help her recover. She played soccer, went swimming, and even did wrestle, which is very unusual at that time for a girl. She has kept a very close relationship with her father for her whole life.

Know more about the life of Frida Kahlo on FridaKahlo.org and Frida-Kahlo-Foundation.org.

In the news: Snapchat raises eyebrows with Women's Day filter that lightens Frida Kahlo's skin. Read more at The Guardian.

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