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Calendar / Porfirio Gutiérrez Trunk Show & Demonstration
Friday February 2, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
One event on Saturday February 3, 2018 at 10:00am
Join us for an immersive weekend with master dyer and weaver, Porfirio Gutiérrez, and learn about the rich history of the craft in its cultural context. Recently featured in The New York Times, Gutiérrez is committed to keeping his family’s traditional Zapotec practices and knowledge alive. He and his family are masters of Zapotec weaving and come from a long line of weavers from Teotitlán del Valle in Oaxaca, Mexico. They are among a small group of textile artisans working to preserve the use of plant and insect dyes—techniques that stretch back more than 1,000 years in the indigenous Zapotec tradition.
For two days, The Collectors’ Gallery will have his gorgeous works for sale, coinciding with a lecture and natural dye demonstration on Friday, February 2nd, at 12pm-1pm, and a weaving demonstration on Saturday, February 3rd, 12pm-3pm.