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China Poblanac.1925La China Poblana, an Asian woman who lived in

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China Poblana c.1925 La China Poblana, an Asian woman who lived in Puebla, came to Mexico in 1620 as a servant and left her mark on the traditions of the Spanish colonial region with her clothing.
The girl who came to Mexico in the early seventeenth century was probably sold into servitude by traders in the port of Acapulco. She is believed to have been captured by South Seas pirates when she was nine. Evidence indicates she was named Mirrha and came from India, through Spanish controlled ports in the Philippines.
Mirrha is believed to have been bought by Miguel de Sosa, who baptized the...
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