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Oaxaca, Mexico Weaving Examples: San Bartolo Yautepec

San Bartolo Yautepec Weaving Examples

Photo courtesy of the Museo Textil de Oaxaca, September 21, 2011.  I have written about San Bartolo Yautepec in the past on this site.  It is the home of extraordinary silk weaving.  You can see the intricacies of the patterns created above.  Not much is written about San Bartolo or its sister community San Carlos Yautepec.  Only the basic population statistics are available on Wikipedia.  So, if you are from this village in the Sierra Madre del Sur or you know about it, will you add your comments and insights and tell us more!  Thank you.



Backstrap Loom Weaving of Oaxaca

Nicolasa Pascual is a weaver from San Bartolo Yautepec, Oaxaca. Her work is considered to be the best and finest example of Oaxaca weaving. She uses the backstrap loom, with cotton- warp and weft, synthetic dyes, 1 heddle rod, about 35 ends/threads per inch, plain weave + supplementary weft weave technique.

You can see Nicolasa Pascual’s weaving detail.  The needle is used as a shuttle to pass the threads and weave a supplementary weft design at the same time.  The designs are interwoven using the heddle rod — they are not embroidered!

The man featured is Moises Martinez, a weaver who works in silk from San Pedro Cajonos, Oaxaca. He uses the backstrap loom, with silk-warp and weft dyed with Cochineal dye, 1 heddle rod, about 20 ends/threads per inch, plain weave technique.

Photos taken by Eric Chavez Santiago, Director of Education, Museo Textil de Oaxaca, courtesy of the museum.