Craft + Conversation: Contemporary Mexican Textiles

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Join us to view a collection of contemporary Mexican textiles from Oaxaca that will inspire deep appreciation for the beauty, craft, and meaning found in wool rugs, woven table runners, pillowcases, tablecloths, napkins, and more.

A brief historical overview will provide context for understanding how this tradition continues today.

Zapotec weaving is an ancient art form that has been passed down from generation to generation for more than 2,000 years. The Zapotec civilization arose in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca in the 6th century BCE. Roughly 400,000 Zapotecs — who call themselves Ben’Zaa, the Cloud People — live in Mexico today. As their ancestors did, modern Zapotecs use weaving as a way to preserve their traditions, history, stories, and spiritual beliefs.

Refreshments will be provided.


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