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  • "In the 1960s, when the craft of natural dyeing had almost vanished from Oaxaca, a few artisans like Isaac Vasquez, a Zapotec weaver from the small town of Teotitlan del Valle, sought to revive the old techniques. Coloring wool with cochineal, Tehuantepec indigo, and dyes derived from lichens, the acacia tree, and other natural sources, Vasquez became famous for his textiles...."

    Amy Butler Greenfield, A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire (New York: Harper Collins, 2005), 246.

    October 6, 2017