Fiber Arts News – Samuel Bautista Lazo Talk Today at EVFAC
“I am a Zapotec weaver from Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico. I am visiting New Mexico to share my family’s weaving heritage, the indigenous way of life and the belief system of the shamans of ancient Mexico known as Toltecayotl. I will share my interpretation of the woven knowledge encoded in the symbols and patterns of Zapotec rugs”. Samuel Bautista Lazo
Join the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center for an in depth talk about the weaving culture known as the Cloud People with Samuel Bautista Lazo from 1 – 4 p.m. today. He will share the Zapotec history and the role they played in the cradle of civilization.
Lazo’s entire village, Teotitlán del Valle, has specialized in weaving. About 80 percent of the working population dedicate themselves to weaving or a related activity. Lazol will describe the evolution of the millenary weaving tradition which can be traced back in time to Zapotec art and vestiges found in archaeological sites.
You can also learn about Lazo and his work at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i3ULzSQMNk&feature=youtu.be and www.dixza.com/.