Monday, August 31, 2015

Weavers and Dyers of Oaxaca

Over the next couple of days I'll feature a few the photos of the weavers and dyers from Oaxaca, Mexico.    In this remote part of Mexico there are 15 indigenous dyers that follow an ancient tradition of coloring hand spun thread from dye from the endangered Purpura Pansa sea snail, known for it's purple ink.  The thread is woven on backstrap looms, shown here, by women of the Tixinda Weaving Cooperative.  Four of these artisans were demonstrating their art at the New York Botanical Garden on Friday.

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