We are back to Oaxaca City after nine days on the Costa Chica, that stretch of Pacific coast that runs from Puerto Escondido north to Acapulco. This is the most abundant and diverse textile region of Oaxaca. Indigenous villages tucked into the folds of the coastal mountain range hold weaving treasures beyond our imagination. Here, women grow pre-Hispanic native cotton, pick it, seed it, beat it, card it, spin it and weave it into amazing cloth. Of course, I bought too much in my desire to support hard-working and very talented weavers.(Note: 5 spaces left for 2023 tour. Don’t wait to make your reservation.)
Plus, I have a few pieces from my collection from other areas of Oaxaca.
Now, I am holding an expovento in the City of Oaxaca, one afternoon only. Everyone is invited. Here are the details:
Where: Home of Sha Brown, Constitucion #301, between Benito Juarez and Pino Suarez
When: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Time: 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
How to Buy: Cash (pesos or dollars), Venmo, Zelle, PayPal
What: Blusas, huipiles, bags, shawls, table runners, pillow covers, hand-woven on the backstrap loom from Pinotepa de Don Luis, San Juan Colorado, Xochistlahuaca, Zacoalpan, Triqui and a small selection of dense French knot embroidered long-sleeve blouses from Chiapas. Most are made with naturally-dyed cotton thread. I’ll have a few winter weight wool ponchos and shawls, too.
PLEASE RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or send a WhatsApp: +1 919-274-6194
Here a Textile Texture Sampler of what’s in store