In yesterday's post, I wrote about a lady who is considered to be one of the top weavers in Oaxaca, an area known for artisans. Actually, her shop is in Teotitlan, a small village just outside Oaxaca. This village is noted for having a population of world class weavers and fabric artists. They raise the animals for the wool, shear the animals, card, spin and dye the fibers. You can see yesterday's post here.
In the comments yesterday, it was requested that I display photos of some of this artists work. I was blasting away, so I did not get the greatest of photos, but these will have to do.
I do not have the lady's name at the tip of my tongue but, if anyone is interested in buying any of her work, I can get her name. She ships her work all over the world. I can come up with her name because she is a friend of our friend Nora, who runs the wonderful B&B La Casa De Mis Recuerdos where we stay when down Mexico way in Oaxaca.
This first weaving is the one that we bought and, when we decided to get it, they (weaver and husband) finished the weaving by putting fringe around it, hence this shot of their handy work. This piece was colored with all natural dyes -- the red is from a worm they squeeze and the other colors are derived from plants and minerals from the region. We got quite a treatise on, and a demo of, the whole process.