The weavers' workshop Mar 25, 2013 16:46:00 GMT
Post by bixaorellana on Mar 25, 2013 16:46:00 GMT
A month ago I posted some pictures in Local Color showing a doorway and window in the weaving barrio of Xochimilco:
To which Tod responded:
& was answered:
Now, flash forward to this past Saturday, March 23 ~~ I went to the Pochote market in Xochimilco hoping to buy a particular bedspread, but it was no longer available. Such is life, but another vendor of woven items suggested I go to the workshop where her products were made. Duly trotting there, I found it was the same place where I'd taken the pictures shown above. After dithering over the many choices, I finally picked one out & was graciously allowed to take some pictures by the patriarch, Maestro Chepe. He told me he didn't like school, so at the age of six he began learning to be a weaver. His sons are also weavers, but he was proud that among his grandchildren were a doctor, a lawyer, & an accountant. He said that time would tell if any great-grandchildren decided to learn the family art.