Art Crafted from Recyclables
Handwoven Textiles, Tierra Wools, Inc.
Handwoven Textiles, Jose Isabel Quiroz Garcia
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Loom Ixtle is a fiber extracted from the lechugilla plant and used to weave hammocks, rugs, and bags. The Department of Ecology of the State Government of Coahuila is encouraging people to work by offering scholarships to learn this skill and by helping to support family-run workshops. Craftsman José Isabel Quiroz learned how to weave ixtle from his father, who still works with him. Quiroz’s wife puts the finishing touches on the crafts.
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The Rio Grande
Handwoven Textiles, Jose Quiroz
Del Ixtle a la Artesania
El señor Jose Isabel Quiroz es cliente de los talladores de ixtle. . . .

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