Textile Museum

Textile Museum

Textile Museum

In the year 2007 was inaugurated the Textile Museum of Oaxaca in what was part of the former convent of San Pablo dating back to the 16th century, but which suffered severe and consecutive damage by earthquakes that shake the city.

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YAATE : EL CERRO DE LA CENIZA. (YAATE: THE ASH HILL)

YAATE : EL CERRO DE LA CENIZA. (YAATE: THE ASH HILL)

YAATE : EL CERRO DE LA CENIZA. (YAATE: THE ASH HILL)

In the heart of the Sierra Norte of Oaxaca, there is a small town where the West Sierra Madre joins the Easter Sierra Madre, also known as "Mixtec knot".

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San Francisco Cajonos

San Francisco Cajonos

San Francisco Cajonos

At the top of the Oaxaca mountains, in one of the most important festivals of our culture, in the early evening, with a clean and clear sky, with a beautiful Moon big and generous, in the center of a pantheon, I had the opportunity to speak, perhaps the most moving talk about our old grandparents, that I have been able to pronounce in my life.

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EL ZEMPOALTEPETL corazón espiritual Mixe

EL ZEMPOALTEPETL  corazón espiritual Mixe

EL ZEMPOALTEPETL corazón espiritual Mixe

Oaxaca is the spiritual reserve of Mexico. Not only because its mountain ranges have been a natural wall against the invader and the foreign predator.

Or because the treasure of our most essential identity is kept in its bowels.

 

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  • EL ZEMPOALTEPETL  corazón espiritual Mixe

    EL ZEMPOALTEPETL corazón espiritual Mixe

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  • YAATE : EL CERRO DE LA CENIZA. (YAATE: THE ASH HILL)

    YAATE : EL CERRO DE LA CENIZA. (YAATE: THE ASH HILL)

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  • Library for the blind

    Library for the blind "JORGE LUIS BORGES"

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  • Textile Museum

    Textile Museum

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  • SANTA MARÍA TLAHUITOLTEPEC

    SANTA MARÍA TLAHUITOLTEPEC

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THE SIERRA NORTE MOUNTAINS


Written by Guillermo on .

The Sierra Norte, known as La Sierra Juarez, is a mountain range that runs parallel to the Gulf of Mexico, from the State of Nuevo Leon and as it narrows forms the waist of the nation in Oaxaca, almost joins with the Sierra Sur, mountain chain which runs down from Alaska parallel to the Pacific Ocean and in Oaxaca is called "Mixtec knot".

In this way, the Oaxaca valleys, located in the center of the state, seem some islands in the middle of a real sea of mountains. The great Tabasco poet Carlos Pellicer wrote: "when travelling through the mountains of Oaxaca, is like flying without wings".

The forest wealth of the Sierra Norte is very large, despite the pillaging that has been made of its forests. First, by the former state-owned paper factory Tuxtepec, who improperly held a contract to exploit all the forests of the sierra, prohibiting its exploitation to the historical owners.

And then, by the private log cutters, which with deception and abuse, collusion with some authorities, seized the forests to make a real forest predation.

The ancestral tradition of the indigenous peoples of the Sierra Norte, is the use of timber resources by the communities and only for their basic needs. Not for "exploitation" and commercialization.

Local communities are already organizing themselves in the rational exploitation of this renewable resource. And unquestionably the welfare of the Oaxaca sierra inhabitants has to do with the possibility of achieving that the lumber becomes a source of welfare for their communities and families.

Because these mountains have given the mountain inhabitants, a character, a lifestyle, a way of seeing and understanding the world. Of great spiritual strength, increased temper and with a solid community tradition.

It can and must balance the ancestral custom of coexist with nature and take from it, scientifically and rationally, its resources, to improve the standard of living and quality of life. Lumber and its transformation through the sensitivity and creativity of the people, will allow them to create a wonderful world of useful objects and of art, which transcends its original form.

The people of Oaxaca have in the inhabitants of these mountains and their rich forests, a great potential for freedom from colonial poverty and create a bridge to freedom and justice so much needed in the four corners of the State of Oaxaca.

 

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