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Centro de las Artes Ex Fábrica de Hilados, Tejidos y Estampados San Luis (Arts Center Ex-Factory of Yarns, Fabrics and Prints San Luis)

Apizaco

The last great bastion of Apizaco cultural and historical identity is its beautiful textile tradition. Spanish introduced woolen weaving in this area when several farms dedicated to raising sheep were established. So, visiting this building of partition and adobe with white-flattened and Catalan-roof on Fernando Solana St, in San Luis Apizaquito town, is a must.

This site originally served as a wheat mill that belonged to the Frenchman Simón Steffani, although due to the town's geographical location it became the most important cotton textile production center. Later, Mr. Ángel Solana acquired this land in 1899 to build the Fábrica de Hilados, Tejidos y Estampados San Luis (San Luis cotton yarn and fabric factory).

At the beginning it had only ten looms, but in full swing it had up to 400, in addition to installing electrical power that worked with water from the Hacienda San Diego Apatlahuaya waterfall. The factory operated until 1959, when it closed permanently.

Currently it is the Centro de las Artes de Tlaxcala, being one of the country’s largest and most modern, with a wide diversity of classes and workshops focused on the visual arts, music and dance.
The last great bastion of Apizaco cultural and historical identity is its beautiful textile tradition. Spanish introduced woolen weaving in this area when several farms dedicated to raising sheep were established. So, visiting this building of partition and adobe with white-flattened and Catalan-roof on Fernando Solana St, in San Luis Apizaquito town, is a must.

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This site originally served as a wheat mill that belonged to the Frenchman Simón Steffani, although due to the town's geographical location it became the most important cotton textile production center. Later, Mr. Ángel Solana acquired this land in 1899 to build the Fábrica de Hilados, Tejidos y Estampados San Luis (San Luis cotton yarn and fabric factory).

At the beginning it had only ten looms, but in full swing it had up to 400, in addition to installing electrical power that worked with water from the Hacienda San Diego Apatlahuaya waterfall. The factory operated until 1959, when it closed permanently.

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