The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College will host a free presentation by Laurie Webster and Shelby Tisdale, “Traditional Technologies Tour in Oaxaca, Mexico,” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Lyceum Room 120.
Webster and Tisdale will share their observations based on their travels to Oaxaca, Mexico, in March 2019 with Native American weavers, a wildlife biologist, a graduate student and documentary filmmaker as they visited indigenous weaving communities to study and exchange traditional technologies.
Their travels included visits to markets, archaeological sites and several rural communities representing different indigenous cultures, languages and textile designs.
Webster and Tisdale will discuss how the Native American weavers from the Southwest exchanged their weaving techniques with the Zapotec, Trique, Amuzgo and Mixtec weavers they met in Oaxaca.
For more information, call 247-7456 or visit www.swcenter.fortlewis.edu.