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Sahuarita, Arizona
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It has been 42 years since my return to Oaxaca. My hope was that the town, villages and culture had... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Malibu, California
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We are a family of Zapotec weavers practicing an art form as our ancestors have done for over 2500 years. Today we are on the verge of losing this ancient art forever due to changes in technology, the economy, and relative isolation. It is our...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Simon Bolivar # 6, Teotitlan del Valle 70420, Mexico
+52 951 166 6216
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a short 35 minute picturesque ride out of Oaxaca City and see how the ancients dyed their wools using only plants, insects and minerals. We were welcomed and made to feel at home by Porfirio and family at their lovely studio where we found...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Skelt440
Reviewed September 3, 2018

It has been 42 years since my return to Oaxaca. My hope was that the town, villages and culture had retained all their magic, pride in history and culture. Fortunately, we had been recommended to Porfirio Gutierrez and his family to renew that relationship. I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Wander615138
Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

It is hard to describe the full richness of our visit with Porfirio Gutierrez and his family. We were welcomed with open arms and shared a wonderful cultural exchange. We not only learned about the the traditional dying and weaving techniques we were able to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Donna G
Reviewed December 7, 2017

We met Porfirio at the International Folk Art Festival in Santa Fe, and learned about the distinctive artisanal weaving of his family and soon planned our first visit to Oaxaca. This was the high point of our first visit to the area and we look...More

Date of experience: December 2017
4  Thank BobInAZNYC
Reviewed November 10, 2017

This is a place not to miss! Porfirio Gutierrez and his family are so knowledgeable and carry this beautiful ancestral tradition with so much well deserved pride. We learned a lot from them and enjoyed our visit with his family. We will be back soon!

Date of experience: November 2017
4  Thank Sara I
Reviewed November 4, 2017

Porfirio Gutierrez & Family are one of only a dozen families in the village still producing gorgeous textiles using *only* natural dyes from plants & insects to produce beautiful vivid colors. Plan to spend a few hours visiting the studio, learning about their process, and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
4  Thank sassy_sally
Reviewed August 23, 2016

To best understand the long tradition of weaving and dyeing using natural materials, there is no better place than the studio of Porfirio Gutierrez and his family. They are committed to furthering their artform and also to educating people about the importance of using natural...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank LoladeTiburon
Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful dye colors....beautiful intricate work. Did not come home empty handed...love my purchase.

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank Liane R
Reviewed April 6, 2016

My wife and I visited the Gutierrez Family Workshop in Teotitlan del Valle on our last two trips to Oaxaca. Well worth the time to travel to this tiny village outside of Oaxaca City. Porfirio and Juana are masters of natural dyes and weaving as...More

Date of experience: February 2016
3  Thank Pat P
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