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Inviting Friends of Oaxaca: Meet the Chavez Family Weavers

Eric Chavez Santiago, director of education at the Museo Textil de Oaxaca (textile museum) and his sister Janet of the Galeria Fe y Lola, will be with us in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill the week of October 4.    We will be hosting several welcome receptions for them.  They’ll be bringing naturally dyed, hand-woven wool rugs for exhibit and sale,  and will talk about the family tapestry weaving and natural dyeing process.  Both are very knowledgeable professionals, university educated, bi-lingual and have a wealth of information about indigenous textiles throughout the State of Oaxaca.  We hope you can join us.  Please send me an email to RSVP: normahawthorne@mac.com

Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dos Perros– A Mexican Place,  200 N. Mangum St., Downtown Durham.

Join us at Dos Perros to meet Eric and Janet, chat, and see their extraordinary rugs.  We’ll provide the nibbles.  No host bar.  Stay on for dinner if you like.  Call the restaurant to make your dinner reservations (919) 956-2750.  Parking is free in the city lot across the street.  (They make a fabulous Cayenne Mango Margarita.)


Email normahawthorne@mac.com to RSVP and for directions.

We are also organizing an event for Pittsboro, NC, during that week, so stay tuned for details to come.  Thanks, Norma

Chavez Rugs Hang @ Dos Perros Restaurant, Durham, NC

Stephen discovered Dos Perros, the new downtown Durham Mexican restaurant opened by Charlie and Diana Deal, as a by-product of picking up pig slops every Tuesday from Charlie’s original Chapel Hill establishment, Jujube in the Glen Lennox Shopping Center.  Stephen raved.  That’s no small feat, since our taste buds for Mexican food is now more refined as a result of multiple annual visits to Oaxaca.  Dos Perros is over the top for authenticity, creativity, and great taste.

Over dinner one night, Stephen got to talking with Diana about our dear friend, master weaver Federico Chavez and the possibility of hanging rugs in the restaurant for display and sale.  Last Sunday morning, Stephen left early, rugs piled high, headed for Durham.  Diana and Stephen hung the rugs, Stephen atop the 10 foot ladder, while Charlie whipped up breakfast–eggs, tortillas and pork.  If you live in the area, stop by and let us know how you like the display.

Thanks to Diana and Charlie for giving us the venue to showcase these beauties that are all created from 100% wool that is dyed with natural materials.

Dos Perros Restaurant
200 N Mangum St
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 956-2750