An Invitation to an Amazing Oaxacan Adventure

Monday, August 11, 2014

Need More Reasons to Love Mexican Textiles

Well said,Sheri Brautigan, well said (see her quote below from an interview in Hand Eye Magazine) and why I always feel good about buying textiles in Oaxaca and why I also think it's important to buy the very best you can afford.

SB: I’m very hopeful that many traditional Mexican textiles will survive and become even finer. This I have seen in Oaxaca and Chiapas. When appreciation comes from the outside world and the artisans can earn money, they have an incentive to keep producing. The more money they can earn from superior work also encourages some artisans with higher skills to train their children. The more affluent indigenous people become, the more pride they have in their own culture and the continuation of their textile traditions.

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