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Porfirio Gutiérrez Upholds the Ancient Tradition of Natural Dyes

Just outside of Oaxaca, Mexico, lays the small village of Teotitlán del Valle. There, weaver Porfirio Gutiérrez keeps alive a textile practice that dates back over 1,000 years in his indigenous Zapotec tradition – using plants and insects to create natural dyes. Gutiérrez uses everything from cochineal, an insect that

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