Doña Guadalupe

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Textile Queen

Story documented by Triangleflash

 

NEVER married

sister of THREE

textile collector

WIsdom teacher

 
... and "If the essence of my being has caused a smile upon your face or a touch of joy within your heart. Then in living - I have made my mark."

Ubuntu's Temple & Sanctuary

We met Doña Guadalupe in June 2017, thanks to our beloved Oaxacan sister, Adriana Quiroz (Ubuntu Collaborator). She and her family have been working with Doña Guadalupe for many years.

Doña Guadalupe started her vast collection of textiles and huipiles in the 1990's. Her pieces are from different regions in Oaxaca, Chiapas and Guatemala. Some of the pieces are around 30 to 40 years old.

 

Doña Guadalupe is preserving these old textiles in her collection because she's a lover of colors, textiles and fabrics, and wants to make sure old traditions and different hand works are kept alive.

Unfortunately today with technology, the textile industry is doing similar designs by computer and not with the magic and the art of the hands anymore.

From all the different regions of México, her favorite one is Nahuala, in Oaxaca.

 

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Story documented by Genevieve Kim - @Triangleflash

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