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Porfirio Gutierrez

Simon Bolivar # 6, Teotitlan del Valle 70420, Mexico
+52 951 166 6216
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Focus on the Masters: Oaxaca Art & Culture

It is hard to describe the full richness of our visit with Porfirio Gutierrez and his family. We... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
Donna G
via mobile
The real deal

We met Porfirio at the International Folk Art Festival in Santa Fe, and learned about the... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
Robert C
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New York City, New York
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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 mission to preserve our traditional art form through educating, demonstrating and reaching out to the world beyond Teotitlán del Valle. We invite you to learn through us and come to appreciate a beautiful, sustainable, and historically significant art form that is very much worth preserving.
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“natural dyes” (2 reviews)
“workshop” (2 reviews)
“tradition” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Simon Bolivar # 6, Teotitlan del Valle 70420, Mexico
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+52 951 166 6216
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Reviewed 14 February 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

2  Thank Donna G
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Reviewed 8 December 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

3  Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 10 November 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!

4  Thank Sara I
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Reviewed 4 November 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

3  Thank sassy_sally
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

For people with an interest in weaving and production of rugs this place is a good way to spend a couple of hours.The demonstrations of the entire process I felt a little long but many in our party throughly enjoyed the whole thing...take time out...More

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Reviewed 23 August 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

1  Thank LoladeTiburon
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Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

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

2  Thank Liane R
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Reviewed 6 April 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

3  Thank Pat P
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