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Geological Lecture Hall

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24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
617-496-1027

May 2019

Preserving Zapotec Weaving Practices

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Free and open to the public.

Porfirio Gutiérrez, Zapotec Master Dyer and Textile Artist The town of Teotitlán Del Valle in the Mexican state of Oaxaca is renowned for its weaving traditions and its importance as a Zapotec cultural center. Porfirio Gutiérrez will examine the rich history of Zapotec weaving from the perspective of its practitioners. He will also discuss his studio’s role in preserving and promoting the use of natural dyes in his community, and abroad, using pigments derived from plants and insects. Porfirio Gutiérrez…

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