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San Bartolo Cochineal
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San Pedro Silk Backstrap
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Contemporary Textiles from Ancient Oaxacan Traditions

Woven Lives

A documentary film by Carolyn Kallenborn

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Drawing upon the richness of sights, sounds and beauty of the people and landscape of Oaxaca, Mexico, Woven Lives provides a fascinating look at contemporary Zapotec weavers from six different villages. This colorful documentary celebrates their extraordinary textiles and illustrates how the art of weaving cloth has helped the Zapotecs retain their culture and identity for thousands of years. The story traces the integration of ancient techniques with new technologies and explores how the artisans are now looking to the past to help them move forward into the future.