Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street, NW
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February 5, 2011 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
During the month of February, the Mexican Cultural Institute will celebrate Oaxaca, one of Mexico´s most colorful and diverse states. We will present popular traditions and art, culinary demonstrations, mezcal tasting and much more.
These events will be held in conjunction with our current exhibition, Weaving Diversity: Textiles from Oaxaca, on display now until February 26th., and with the support of the Government of the State of Oaxaca.
We kick off our journey through Oaxaca, its people and culture with a special open house dedicated to weaving, one of the state’s most deep-rooted traditions.
12:30 - 2:00 pm| Weaving demonstration on a backstrap loom by Elsa Abigail Mendoza Antonio from Santo Tomás Jalieza, Oaxaca.
3:00 pm | Ana Paula Fuentes, director of the Textile Museum of Oaxaca, will present Colors and Threads: Preserving a Cultural Heritage, where she will discuss the history and work of the Textile Museum.
Join us as we explore some of the most cherished traditions from an extraordinary region rich in flavor, sound and color.