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Isaac Vasquez Studio

Av. Hidalgo 30, Teotitlan del Valle 70420, Mexico
+52 951 524 4122
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Impressive but it’s a hard sell !

Seeing how the wool is cleaned, brushed, spun, dyed and then used in rugs, is fascinating. It was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Travellover6128
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San Francisco, California
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Fortuitous visit

I happened to arrive at renowned rug weaver Isaac Vasquez Garcia’s home last November when “Craft... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2017
ItinerantTaveler
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Visitors to Vasquez's studio, located in the downtown of Teotilan del Valle where weaving is a popular occupation, can view the weaving process from start to finish.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“red dye” (3 reviews)
“natural dyes” (3 reviews)
“master weaver” (2 reviews)
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Av. Hidalgo 30, Teotitlan del Valle 70420, Mexico
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+52 951 524 4122
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing how the wool is cleaned, brushed, spun, dyed and then used in rugs, is fascinating. It was just an average story until he explained how they get red dye from cochineal and various other red colours, which was amazing! They then take you into...More

1  Thank Travellover6128
Reviewed June 26, 2017

I happened to arrive at renowned rug weaver Isaac Vasquez Garcia’s home last November when “Craft in America” was there filming for an upcoming episode on PBS. One of his daughters was carding and spinning their wool, and Don Isaac then dyed skeins of that...More

1  Thank ItinerantTaveler
Reviewed April 1, 2017

If you like to see how things are made, this is a worthwhile visit! If you appreciate age old arts like natural wool dying and weaving, this is the place! Excellent tour, beautiful facilities. Good English. Beautiful works of art to take home with you.

Thank jill632
Reviewed February 15, 2017

The carpets, both for the floor as well as the wall, are true works of art.This is a family owned business that goes back a few generations. Everything is done the old fashioned way, from carding...to natural dying...to weaving. As I said, the carpets are...More

Thank flameforever
Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

Great educational demonstrations about weaving, dying, wool spinning. -as mentioned by many reviews. Very hard to decide which one to buy! I did see rugs at other places in Oaxaca town for much less but the color and density of the weaving was not as...More

1  Thank 4adventure
Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Even though I had experience weaving and after some days in Oaxaca had learned about the fascinating cochinilla (how red dyes are made), I learned so much from Wilmer's demonstration. His English is excellent - he is the grandson of the famous and award winning...More

Thank ginnyzz
Reviewed November 9, 2016

We've been buying rugs from the Vasquez family for years. Better known as "Bug in the Rug", they are one or the top families in Teotitlan. Over the years, we've probably bought 7 or 8 rugs and they are all top quality. They will explain...More

Thank Craig T
Reviewed April 6, 2016

The demonstration of how indigenous people used various natural substances to make different colors was very interesting. One color is made from introducing small bugs to nopal cactus leaves. The blue dyes from plants which can be modified by adding limetone or other substances are...More

Thank packedandready2go
Reviewed February 21, 2016

Our guide, Luiz Ramirez, took us to this incredible family of artisans. They thoroughly explained the local dyes used to produce the vivid colors for dyeing the wool. We were privileged to try our hand at carding wool and spinning it.The grandson showed us how...More

1  Thank claraIllinois
Reviewed December 20, 2015

This rug making operation is in the outskirts of Oaxaca not very close to the city center. It would be best to get a guide to take you around. We loved our guide and driver, Gregorio Escamilla (pepecuaches@gmail.com), who drove us all around the area...More

Thank Amy B
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