This is a video I made with friend Sheri Brautigam last year. We spent 7 days in the village of Teotitlan and followed the process of spinning, weaving and dying silk.
We were studying film making and this was our small piece. It's fascinating and I was reminded of the film today because I went to a lecture by Sheri on Huipiles of Oaxaca.
What on earth is a Huipil you ask..?
Its a fascinating subject and we sat in a crowded room and listened as Sheri related her experiences going from village to village documenting these amazing garments.
I do have an antique Huipil myself and I hope to purchase more textiles when I go to Oaxaca next week.
Well it's midnight and time to retire.