The Future of Tradition: Weavers of Oaxaca, Mexico Connect Their Future with Their Past
Federico Chavez Sosa, Master Weaver in the Zapotec tradition
Eric Chavez Santiago, Coordinator of the Education Department, Textile Museum of Oaxaca
Janet Chavez Santiago, Coordinator of Education, San Pablo Center for Academics and Culture, Oaxaca.
The Chavez Santiago family of the famed weaving village of Teotitlan de Valle presents its story of this ancient art form, a family, a culture and preserving a way of life across generations. Critics have recognized their work for its combination of traditional patterns and weaving techniques with modern colors and sensibilities. As weavers and educators, they are working both within and outside Mexico to bring together the members of local villages and national and international organizations to promote an economic base that continues to support traditional Zapotec culture.
MLF: The Arts
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program
Cost: $20 standard, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students (with valid ID)