NY Times Article featuring local artisan Porfirio Gutiérrez
Porfirio Gutiérrez is well know for his hand-dyed, hand-woven rugs that he and his family create in a small village near Oaxaca. He splits his time between working in his village, Teotilán del Valle, and his U.S. studio in Ventura.
A descendant of a long line of master weavers, Gutiérrez led his family in creating their own weaving studio centered around Zapotec weaving traditions. Their studio creates woven works using natural dyes and Zapotec weaving techniques. He and his family are compiling a book of dye recipes and formulas that have been passed down for centuries by word of mouth. They are expanding traditional designs by combining different natural fibers in their pieces.
Read more about Porfirio Gutiérrez and his family weaving studio here.