Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Zapotec Weavings from Oaxaca- Tuesday Sept. 30th

La Vida Nueva – Zapotec women's weaving collective visits Seattle

Tuesday, September 30th 3pm – 9pm
Café Rozella: 9434 Delridge Way SW 206.763.5805 www.caferozella.com
La Vida Nueva is a women's weaving collective in Teotitlan del Valle , Oaxaca Mexico . These Zapotec artisans are continuing their traditional methods of dying, spinning, and weaving wool tapetes (rugs) all by hand. Their work and homeland are internationally acclaimed for the quality of weaving.
Pastora Gutierrez will be representing the 14 women of the collective on this 2008 West Coast Tour. Each stop is an opportunity to create cultural ties with the Zapotec women, as well as learning about the work and community of their cooperative. All the women of La Vida Nueva are independently supporting themselves and their children through the work of the collective.
There are two opportunities in Seattle to meet Pastora and her friend and translator Juanita Rodriguez. These are also opportunities to purchase heirloom quality traditional Zapotec tapetes. This annual selling tour is the main source of income for La Vida Nueva.

For more information: http://home.comcast.net/~vidanueva

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