Preserving Zapotec Weaving Practices


Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 6:00pm


Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
ZapotecWeavingPorfirio 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 was born and raised in the Zapotec textile community of Teotitlán del Valle in Oaxaca, Mexico where he began to weave when he was 12 years old. This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary event parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage. For additional information, click here.