Butterflies on the Rebozo: Jesus Zarate’s Ikat Shawls

(This is repost from Norma Schafer’s blog, Oaxaca Cultura Navigator)

It’s not easy to describe how Jesus Zarate from Tenancingo de Degollado, Estado de Mexico, prepares the cotton weft threads to weave an ikat rebozo or shawl filled with 125 multi-colored butterflies.

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