Transforming Traditions

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Transforming Traditions

Transforming Tradition focuses on the work of the De Los Angeles family of Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico. The weavings by Antonio, Angel, and Mizael de Los Angeles continue a Zapotec family tradition of craftsmanship that goes back generations. Each piece is started with hand-spun wool; the use of hand-spun wool preserves the natural oils in the yarn, giving it a pure, rich texture and enhances the durability of the final piece, creating a work that is both beautiful and functional. The yarn is dyed by hand in small batches, using all-natural, organic materials, employing centuries-old techniques. The designs created with these yarns feature the interplay of the brothers’ indigenous heritage with modern artistic sensibilities. Beyond showcasing the traditional patterns and weaving methods of Teotitlán del Valle, the exhibit explores questions of influence and innovation, determining how each artist works with traditional techniques to create unique pieces that illustrate their personal ideas and experiences.
 

 


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Date 14 May 2016 Categories ALL Author somethingslooming