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The Art of Zapotec Weaving with Natural Dyes

The Art of Zapotec Weaving with Natural Dyes

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Bringing an Ancient Process Back to Life

Añil was a dye used for clothes of the royalty and privileged classes in pre-Hispanic times. El Salvador and Guatemala had high volumes of production up until the onset of synthetic dye production in Europe. Production also took place in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region of Oaxaca, which was a center of regional trade when the Spanish arrived.

Beautiful, Modern Decor from
an Ancient Tradition

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