Hernandez Lazo Family
"One of the things we enjoy in my family is innovation. We like to try things that are new, but all the while preserving the essence of Zapotec textile arts."
"We're from a small Zapotec town in Oaxaca where almost everyone is involved in raising sheep, processing and dying the fleece, or weaving wool rugs and other textiles.
"From the time we were children, our parents and grandparents patiently taught us how to card, spin and weave the wool on traditional looms, and to derive dyes from the plants and flowers around us.
"At the same time, they taught us values such as responsibility, commitment and love for our work. This is our legacy.
"Our first weavings used our town's most traditional designs. As time went by, we were able to create more detailed motifs. We learned to recognize and gather the plants and materials for our organic dyes, such as leaves, tree bark and and grasses, indigo and cochineal.
"One of the things we enjoy in my family is innovation. We like to try things that are new, but all the while preserving the essence of Zapotec textile arts.
"Our main inspiration comes from the family, and the constant struggle to maintain the quality of our work.
"Today, our goal is to continue sharing our knowledge and our love for weaving. We hope you like our work."
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