Hi fellow artisans and other interested folks who read Spanish. Please follow the link:
to read a nice article published in La Hora in Ecuador about this wonderful weaving family in Zapote, Manabí and my longstanding work with them documenting a disappearing 4000 year old cotton weaving tradition.
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It seems that the Ecuadorian government under President Rafael Correa is interested in reclaiming traditional knowledge of its artisans, both in the present and in the past. This is the first government in all of Ecuador’s history that has taken such an interest! So, the four thousand year old cotton fiber tradition of Manabí Province [...]
This blog will be about the human, personal side of my research in coastal Ecuador on pottery making and weaving technique that are pre-Columbian in origin.
I am both a potter and cultural anthropologist, having graduated with a Master´s degree in Anthropology from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.
As a potter, I trained for over a year with a native coastal Ecuadorian peasant woman from the Guayas Basin region. This women, Panchita, made her vessels using the most sophisticated hand forming method I had ever witnessed…