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  • From the Archives: Archaeologists discovered a 1,200-year-old, 30-inch-tall figurine inside a painted tomb at the site of Atzompa in southern Mexico, which was a suburb of the great Zapotec capital city of Monte Albán. 
archaeology.org/issues/81-1303/trenches/526-zapotec-atzompa-warlord-painted-figurine

#Archaeology #Mexico #Zapotec #Figurine (Héctor Montaño-INAH)
  • From the Archives: Archaeologists discovered a 1,200-year-old, 30-inch-tall figurine inside a painted tomb at the site of Atzompa in southern Mexico, which was a suburb of the great Zapotec capital city of Monte Albán.
    archaeology.org/issues/81-1303/trenches/526-zapotec-atzompa-warlord-painted-figurine

    #Archaeology #Mexico #Zapotec #Figurine (Héctor Montaño-INAH)
  • 5,493 34 6 August, 2018

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  • Meet the guardians of the ancient clay legacy of Oaxaca! They are the Mujeres del Barro Rojo: “Women of the Red Clay” in the village of San Marcos Tlapazola and they are one of the reasons that one still finds great ancestral pottery traditions going strong today.  Here is a brief overview of their way of collecting, processing and forming the clay with their unique local style. A small piece of an old basketball spins under the base of a fresh pot keeping it from sticking to the stone while it is being coiled. A corncob compresses and thins the coils or “churros”, leaving a texture similar to ancient samples in local archeological collections. Gourd ribs widen the pot from the inside and remove uneven areas. To finalize the rim, a very thick piece of leather is folded over the edge while the pot is spun around a few times. Lastly the vessel is scraped and shaped with a short piece of metal strapping before it is bathed in red slip and prepared for the open air firing. 
Like in so many pottery villages worldwide with the arrival of plumbing and plastic containers, sales of the their traditional kitchen pots declined dramatically. Macrina Mateo Martinez as a young potter #persisted against all odds and traveled to sell her family’s wares in at faraway markets like Guadalajara, even though she only spoke #Zapotec at that time. After some years, it paid off as she has now traveled with her works to the Santa Fe International @folkartmarket and the MoMA in New York.  Due to publicity and strong partnerships with designers like @colectivo1050grados and Oaxaca-based cultural sponsorship @mujeresdelbarrorojo her village receives many visitors and her work graces tables everywhere, including restaurant Noma @reneredzepinoma.  Gracious thanks to @betsyred for this footage, full lesson from the masters here:  https://youtu.be/-F0Scm_a6UM

NYT article:https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/t-magazine/san-marcos-tlapazola-pottery.html 
@innovandolatradicion  organizing and promoting their work by partnering with designers and so much more!

#mujeresdelbarrorojo #barrorojo #oaxacapottery
  • Meet the guardians of the ancient clay legacy of Oaxaca! They are the Mujeres del Barro Rojo: “Women of the Red Clay” in the village of San Marcos Tlapazola and they are one of the reasons that one still finds great ancestral pottery traditions going strong today. Here is a brief overview of their way of collecting, processing and forming the clay with their unique local style. A small piece of an old basketball spins under the base of a fresh pot keeping it from sticking to the stone while it is being coiled. A corncob compresses and thins the coils or “churros”, leaving a texture similar to ancient samples in local archeological collections. Gourd ribs widen the pot from the inside and remove uneven areas. To finalize the rim, a very thick piece of leather is folded over the edge while the pot is spun around a few times. Lastly the vessel is scraped and shaped with a short piece of metal strapping before it is bathed in red slip and prepared for the open air firing.
    Like in so many pottery villages worldwide with the arrival of plumbing and plastic containers, sales of the their traditional kitchen pots declined dramatically. Macrina Mateo Martinez as a young potter #persisted against all odds and traveled to sell her family’s wares in at faraway markets like Guadalajara, even though she only spoke #Zapotec at that time. After some years, it paid off as she has now traveled with her works to the Santa Fe International @folkartmarket and the MoMA in New York. Due to publicity and strong partnerships with designers like @colectivo1050grados and Oaxaca-based cultural sponsorship @mujeresdelbarrorojo her village receives many visitors and her work graces tables everywhere, including restaurant Noma @reneredzepinoma. Gracious thanks to @betsyred for this footage, full lesson from the masters here: https://youtu.be/-F0Scm_a6UM

    NYT article:https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/t-magazine/san-marcos-tlapazola-pottery.html
    @innovandolatradicion organizing and promoting their work by partnering with designers and so much more!

    #mujeresdelbarrorojo #barrorojo #oaxacapottery
  • 2,031 47 16 January, 2019

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  • This was two years ago—stealth photo by @tdegroot2. Tranced out. Mitla is the second most important archeological site in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico, and the most important of the Zapotec culture. #oaxacastate #mitla #zapotec #ellenziegler
  • This was two years ago—stealth photo by @tdegroot2. Tranced out. Mitla is the second most important archeological site in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico, and the most important of the Zapotec culture. #oaxacastate #mitla #zapotec #ellenziegler
  • 26 0 2 hours ago

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  • not pictured here, but they have the most amazing pastel de elote ✨🌽
  • not pictured here, but they have the most amazing pastel de elote ✨🌽
  • 11 2 13 hours ago
  • a lil photoshoot from our workshop painting alebrijes!! (although technically alebrijes are supposed to be nonexistent animals) I’m not very accustomed to 3-D art, but I’m pretty happy with how my buddy turned out 💕 Not very traditional, but definitely fun!! I visited Monte Albán today, and it was so stunning. I’m so glad I got to learn so much about Zapotec culture, and I even got to hear legends told in Zapotec too!
  • a lil photoshoot from our workshop painting alebrijes!! (although technically alebrijes are supposed to be nonexistent animals) I’m not very accustomed to 3-D art, but I’m pretty happy with how my buddy turned out 💕 Not very traditional, but definitely fun!! I visited Monte Albán today, and it was so stunning. I’m so glad I got to learn so much about Zapotec culture, and I even got to hear legends told in Zapotec too!
  • 89 3 18 hours ago

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  • Our business is our livelihood. One of heritage, organic design, and the state of natural balance. Our work is one that extends to my great grandfather and his great grandfather as well. Zapotec Proud.
  • Our business is our livelihood. One of heritage, organic design, and the state of natural balance. Our work is one that extends to my great grandfather and his great grandfather as well. Zapotec Proud.
  • 28 2 22 February, 2019

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  • Before a thread can be used, it must go through an immense process in order for its purpose to be fulfilled. With sheep sheared, wool carded, cleaned, and dyed; it can finally be spun and ready to be used. .
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#weaving #thread #wool #natural #process #zapotec #weavers
  • Before a thread can be used, it must go through an immense process in order for its purpose to be fulfilled. With sheep sheared, wool carded, cleaned, and dyed; it can finally be spun and ready to be used. .
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    #weaving #thread #wool #natural #process #zapotec #weavers
  • 33 0 21 February, 2019
  • MITLA
Mitla (en náhuatl Mictlan “Lugar de muertos”, zapoteco Lyobaa “Lugar de descanso”) es un centro arqueológico ubicado en el municipio de San Pablo Villa de Mitla, a 40 km de la ciudad de Oaxaca, siendo el sitio más importante de la cultura de la cultura Zapoteca, y el segundo más importante del estado.
Mientras Monte Albán era el centro político, Mitla fue el principal centro religioso.
El sitio comprende cinco conjuntos arquitectónicos: Grupo del Norte; Grupo de las Columnas; Grupo del Adobe o del Calvario; Grupo del Arroyo y Grupo del Sur. Lo que hace único a Mitla es el elaborado tallado de mosaicos, los diseños geométricos que cubren tumbas, paneles, frisos y paredes enteras. Durante la época del virreinato la zona sufrió modificaciones, se construyó el templo católicos de San Pablo en el Patio C, y los Patios A y B se convirtieron en el curato. 
En la actualidad, Mitla es el segundo sitio arqueológico más visitado en el estado, maravillando a sus visitantes por la belleza y el trabajo de tallado en sus muros.
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#mitla #zonaarqueologica #zonaarqueologicamitla #oaxaca #oaxaca #oaxacacity #oaxacamexico #mexico #zapotec #zapoteca #travel #trip #viaje #mochilero #postoftheday #mochileromx #visitmexico #vivemexico #pasionpormexico
  • MITLA
    Mitla (en náhuatl Mictlan “Lugar de muertos”, zapoteco Lyobaa “Lugar de descanso”) es un centro arqueológico ubicado en el municipio de San Pablo Villa de Mitla, a 40 km de la ciudad de Oaxaca, siendo el sitio más importante de la cultura de la cultura Zapoteca, y el segundo más importante del estado.
    Mientras Monte Albán era el centro político, Mitla fue el principal centro religioso.
    El sitio comprende cinco conjuntos arquitectónicos: Grupo del Norte; Grupo de las Columnas; Grupo del Adobe o del Calvario; Grupo del Arroyo y Grupo del Sur. Lo que hace único a Mitla es el elaborado tallado de mosaicos, los diseños geométricos que cubren tumbas, paneles, frisos y paredes enteras. Durante la época del virreinato la zona sufrió modificaciones, se construyó el templo católicos de San Pablo en el Patio C, y los Patios A y B se convirtieron en el curato.
    En la actualidad, Mitla es el segundo sitio arqueológico más visitado en el estado, maravillando a sus visitantes por la belleza y el trabajo de tallado en sus muros.
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    #mitla #zonaarqueologica #zonaarqueologicamitla #oaxaca #oaxaca #oaxacacity #oaxacamexico #mexico #zapotec #zapoteca #travel #trip #viaje #mochilero #postoftheday #mochileromx #visitmexico #vivemexico #pasionpormexico
  • 570 1 21 February, 2019

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