Archive for the ‘Zapotec People’ Category

Apr 4 2014
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Step by Step: A Naturally Dyed Hand-Woven Pillow Cover

Step by Step: A Naturally Dyed Hand-Woven Pillow Cover By Saasaan NabaviĀ - Founder of Zoku Handicrafts Date April 4th 2014 This past March I once again left my home in San Diego, California and headed for Oaxaca, Mexico. I would spend the majority of my time in the quiet town of Teotitlan del Valle, just [...]

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Mar 11 2013
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Intriguing Tradition: Organic Color Dyes by The Zapotecs

Intriguing Tradition: Organic Color Dyes by The Zapotecs By Saasaan Nabavi There is a truly unique and special process still taking place in several communities around the world to produce natural color dyes. One community in particular is Teotitlan del Valle, a village just outside of Oaxaca City, Mexico. Teotitlan was founded by the Zapotecs [...]

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