Contemporary Textiles from Ancient Oaxacan Traditions

Mitla

Gildardo Hernandez Quero

Specialty: Handmade textiles
Community: San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Mitla, Oaxaca, Mexico
Business name: Taller los Zapotecos (Zapotec workshop)
Type of business: Family
Address: Camino a Xagnaa S/N, Oaxaca, Mexico
Telephone: 044 (951) 1-28-10-95
E-mail: guilleyloba@hotmail.com

For me the most important thing about producing textiles is the way it continues our ancestral tradition. Many of our textiles use the “greca” (fret) design, which comes from the walls of the archaeological ruins found in Mitla. I feel that the design gives my work a cultural legacy of great importance.