The second part of this trip was to the beautiful state of Oaxaca, this time in the
company of my husband and partner in Bohetnika. I have to mention the great
support he has been, although he does not appear so much in publications or
photos, but he and his passion for Mexico have been a great pillar for Bohetnika
to move forward.
Having mentioned this, I will tell you that we started in Mexico City, where we
rented a car to head south to Oaxaca. Those who have traveled there, will not let
me lie that the views of the landscapes are spectacular. For those of us who love
cactus, this is a Cactus paradise!
Our first appointment was with the artisan Nayelli Lorenzo, from the beautiful
community of San Juan Colorado, a town that borders the state of Oaxaca. She
came in the company of her family and represented a beautiful cooperative of
200 women artisans called Jiñi ñi'u. They are the ones who make beautiful
huipiles in waist loom with impressive figures representative of their community
and that come to life thanks to the natural dyes that they obtain from plants and
flowers of their surroundings. A true work of art!
Do you want to see the process? It is definitely beautiful, basically they use