Oaxacan Textiles & Embroidery

Posted by Maria Gutierrez on

In Precolonial Mexico, The Zapoetec Indians of Southern Mexico had already cultivated cotton, spinning fibers, and dyeing them with natural dyes made from plants, insects and minerals. These traditions and skills were inherited generationally, learned from their ancestors and it continues on to today.  Oaxaca city houses the textile museum which showcases both contemporary and traditional Mexican textiles. Right outside of Oaxaca City is Teotitlan Del Valle, a village which houses many family-operated weaving workshops. These houses maintain the pre colonial traditions of using natural materials and natural dyes. One of these dyes include Cochineal, a dye that comes from...

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