Preparando urdimbre de seda, San Pedro Cajonos
Hilos pintado con indigo
Mallas de telar de cinture, Santo Tomás Jalieza
Federico tejiendo en telar de pedal, Teotitlán
Tapete hecho por "Tito", Oaxaca
Preparando el urdimbre, Mitla
Contemporary Textiles from Ancient Oaxacan Traditions

Artisans

The artisans and towns featured in Woven Lives are from the Central Valleys and the Sierras surrounding the city of Oaxaca, Mexico.
Click on a "contact" link below for details about individual artisans and their businesses, including telephone numbers. (Detailed information about how to call numbers in Mexico from other countries is provided at the bottom of this page.)

  • Santa Ana Del Valle
    • Wool Rug Weaving and Natural Dyes

  • San Bartolo Coyotepec
    • Cochineal Farm

  • Santo Tómas Jalieza
    • Backstrap Weaving, Fine Cotton Thread
      • Abigail Mendoza Antonio (contact)

  • San Pedro Cajonos
    • Silk Cultivation, Hand Spinning, Natural Dyes, Backstrap Loom
      • Moises Martinez Valesco (contact)

  • San Miguel Cajonos
    • Silk Cultivation, Hand and Machine Spinning, Natural Dyes, Backstrap and Floor Loom

  • Teotitlán del Valle

  • Mitla
    • Fly Shuttle Weaving, Lightweight Cotton
      • Rodrigo Hernandez Quero (contact)

  • City of Oaxaca
  • Calling land lines in Mexico
    • From within Mexico but outside of Oaxaca, dial the Oaxaca area code of 951 and then the number: (951) xxx-xxxx.
    • From outside Mexico, first dial the code to exit your country (011 from the United States; 00 from Europe and South America), then Mexico's country code (52), and finally the area code and number. For example, from the United States the complete number would be 011-52-951-xxx-xxxx.
  • Calling cell phones in Mexico
    • From within Mexico but outside of Oaxaca, dial 044 to reach a cell phone, then the Oaxaca area code of 951, and then the number: 044-951-xxx-xxxx.
    • From outside Mexico, first dial the code to exit your country (011 from the United States; 00 from Europe and South America), then Mexico's country code (52), and finally the area code and number. For example, from the United States the complete number would be 011-52-951-xxx-xxxx.