Tag: textile

  • Seeing an actual looming machine operating

    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…

  • Cultural Threads at the Museo Textil de Oaxaca

    Cultural Threads at the Museo Textil de Oaxaca

    During our visit to Oaxaca, we explored the Museo Textil de Oaxaca, a modest yet captivating museum offering free admission. This museum is a treasure trove of regional textiles, showcasing the vibrant and diverse fabric of Oaxacan culture. A standout exhibit was “Huipiles Contemporáneos para Malintzin,” offering a profound dialogue on Mesoamerican textiles. It challenged…