Exploring Zapotec Wool-Dyeing Techniques


Sat - Sun, May 18 to May 19, 10:00am - 3:00pm


Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
CochinealGrindMaster dyer and textile artist Porfirio Gutiérrez will discuss the history and uses of cochineal dye from the perspective of the Zapotecs from Oaxaca, Mexico, who have used the pigment since pre-Columbian times. Mr. Gutiérrez will demonstrate how to prepare cochineal dye and will guide workshop participants in dyeing their individual wool scarves with both cochineal and pericón, a wild marigold indigenous to Mexico, used to obtain a beautiful bright yellow dye. One day workshop; May 18th OR 19th. Fee: $80 Members / $100 Non-members. Advance registration required, and closes Wednesday, May 15. For registration and additional information, click here.