Learn how traditional Zapotec rugs are made with Huella Carmin, which is run by an indigenous Zapotec family.
Why We Love This Class:
On one of Luisa’s visits to Oaxaca she met Rey David. Rey David is one of the designers and artists of Huella Carmin.
His family, the Vásquez, value preserving ancestral traditions and have been creating one-of-a-kind Zapotec rugs for five generations.
Within minutes of meeting Rey David, Luisa felt en casa (right at home) as she was offered pan de muerto (day of the dead bread) and mezcal.
About The Vasquez Family: Inspired by their Zapotec culture, the Vásquez family has worked hard to preserve their ancestral techniques and traditional designs, while also creatively expanding their offerings to other products like dog beds and hats.
Creating new Zapotec-style textiles has allowed them to expand their consumer reach and attract new audiences, especially during the pandemic.