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Preserving Zapotec Weaving Practices

On May 21 at the Peabody Museum, Porfirio Gutiérrez will examine the rich history of Zapotec weaving from the perspective of its practitioners.

Porfirio Gutiérrez is a Zapotec Master Dyer and Textile Artist. The town of Teotitlán Del Valle in the Mexican state of Oaxaca is renowned for its weaving traditions and its importance as a Zapotec cultural center. 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.

Free and open to the public.

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Location

  • Peabody Museum
  • 11 Divinity Avenue
  • Cambridge, MA 02138
  • Harvard Square
  • 617 496 1027
  • peabody.harvard.edu

Date & Time

  • Tue, May 21, 2019

Admission

Free and open to the public.

Location Hours

Mon 9 am - 5 pm
Tue 9 am - 5 pm
Wed 9 am - 5 pm
Thu 9 am - 5 pm
Fri 9 am - 5 pm
Sat 9 am - 5 pm
Sun 9 am - 5 pm

Type

  • Historical
  • Lectures / Talks
  • Visual Art