Hand loomed textiles in every imaginable color and pattern can be found in historic Oaxaca city, Mexico. Above, a local woman hand looms a cotton top at the market called the "Zocalo." There were political demonstrations going on in May that encompassed the Zocalo area. It was a bit difficult to see all the street market textile and craft vendors, but we made many exciting discoveries.
A hand loom model seen in a collective shop was used to demonstrate how the cloth is created.. Handy for the local artisan markets that represent and sell a variety of different hand makers who craft lovely Mexican textiles. I was able to source cotton and woolen fabrics, throws, and rugs despite warnings that everything made in Mexico would be synthetic fibers. Not true. There was an abundance of pure cotton and pure wool textiles.
This was my first trip to Oaxaca city central in Oaxaca, Mexico. I saw many textiles in many different colors and qualities. I met artisans that have been practicing their craft for decades. My daughter Cate and I searched high and low to see what unique and beautiful Mexican fabrics we could find. We were not disappointed! I found so much to choose from that I will be traveling back to Oaxaca to source more Mexican textiles in the near future.
A thoughtfully curated selection of Vintage Global