Seeing an actual looming machine operating

Barrio, meaning ‘neighborhood’ in Spanish, takes a special significance in places like Xochimilco, Mexico City. Xochimilco is renowned for its vibrant culture, deeply rooted in traditional crafts and community spirit.

Stepping into the workspace where the looming machine operates, you’re immediately enveloped by its rhythmic sound. It’s a mechanical symphony, where each clack and whirr tells a story of skill and tradition.

The colorful threads used in the looming process are a feast for the eyes. Reds, blues, yellows, and greens intertwine, showcasing the rich tapestry of Mexican culture.

The final products are a testament to the artisans’ dedication.

From intricate place mats to other cotton products, each item reflects a blend of traditional techniques and modern designs.

Unfortunately I can’t pin where this is except that it is in Barrio de Xochimilco.