Month: May 2012

backoftruck

back of the truck

Back of the truck

The Weavers

In Teotitlan, the pueblo of tapetes,
even the children have learned
how to make yellow turn

to pink with a pinch
of cal, how to color
wool with pigments

squashed from plants or
insects, how to weave,
running the looms as

we might pace a treadmill,
their workout turns
lana into rugs, bags,

wall hangings, a living. Zapotec
is their first language,
but they know enough

Spanish, English, French
to bargain over shade,
intensity, pattern, the three

months each brilliant textile
took from their lives.

Glossary:
Teotitlan – a town in the state of Oaxaca, near Oaxaca de Juarez
Pueblo – town
Tapetes – tapestries
Cal – baking soda
Lana – wool

mercado

mercado

mercado

this is the sunday market in tlacalula. i want to see how much I can write here. this is the sunday market in tlacalula. i want to see how much I can write here.this is the sunday market in tlacalula. i want to see how much I can write here.this is the sunday market in tlacalula. i want to see how much I can write here.this is the sunday market in tlacalula. i want to see how much I can write here.this is the sunday market in tlacalula. i want to see how much I can write here.this is the sunday market in tlacalula. i want to see how much I can write here.