Preserving Zapotec Weaving Practices

Date: 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge

The town of Teotitlán Del Valle in the Mexican state of Oaxaca is renowned for its weaving traditions and its importance as a Zapotec cultural center. Porfirio Gutiérrez will examine the rich history of Zapotec weaving from the perspective of its practitioners. He will also discuss his studio’s role in preserving and promoting the use of natural dyes in his community, and abroad, using pigments derived from plants and insects.

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