Textiles from Oaxaca in Santa Fe

BY Marcella Echavarria | July 8, 2011

Marcella Echavarria

Remigio Mestas

Mexican textile expert and promoter from Oaxaca, Remigio Mestas, attended the Santa Fe Folk Art Market last weekend for the first time.  It was a unique opportunity for fairgoers to discover Mexico's treasures first hand. The work of weavers Luisa Jimenez Cubas from Laguna Chicahuaxtala and Nicolasa Pascual Martínez from San Bartolo Yautepec was represnted.

Collectors and textile aficioanados from around the world know Mestas's Los Baules de Juana Cata, his atelier in Oaxaca, where he gathers the best weavings from remote villages in Mexico.  His collection includes coyuchi cotton, indigo, and textiles made with traditional techniques such as backstrap loom.

This team from Oaxaca wanted to share their rich textile  tradition with the world.  Their aim is for these traditions to continue and thrive!