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Mon 6/1/2020, 9:00 AM to Fri 6/5/2020, 4:00 PM
Samuel grew up in the Zapotec way of life: weaving rugs, herding goats, sheep and cattle in the foothills of Xiguiea; planting corn in the summer with the feather dance and harvesting it after Dia de Muertos in November.
In his own journey of self-discovery, Samuel has revisited his people’s written history from an indigenous perspective and is here to share with us how the Central Valley of Oaxaca became one of the cradles of civilization. Through the patterns and symbols woven into Benizaá rugs Samuel communicates the deep understanding of the human spirit and its connectedness to heaven and earth.
In this class students will be introduced to the traditional techniques and motifs traditionally used in weaving Benizaá rugs. Students will make a small sampler using wool warp and Peace Fleece yarns.
Samuel talks about ancient history in an engaging way because he believes that we live in a time where modern society should redirect its path and re-root the current production and consumption system in ancestral wisdom. Having done research and obtained his PhD in Sustainable manufacturing at the University of Liverpool, Samuel went back to his family’s weaving workshop to preserve his weaving heritage and maintain the delicate balance with mother earth.
Samuel invites everyone to reconnect to their own ancestral lineages and find the thread that unite us all in the tapestry of life.
in our store, including our floor looms.