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Oaxaca, Mexico: Zapoteo Rug Weavers

Joining our photography archive today are photos we just have to brag about.

This past year, contributing photographer Joseph Schell arrived in the puebla of Teotitlan del Valle (~30 minutes out of Oaxaca). There he and his camera held witness to their intricate and famed process of rug weaving; and there he also met Francisco "Paco" Gonzales Vincente and his 84-year-old mother, pictured below. Over Mezcal and Coronas he listened and learned (and snapped):

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