viernes, 17 de enero de 2014

Artisan Textiles of Patzcuaro

Patzcuaro’s artisan textiles are famous.  Using cotton and acrylic thread, these textiles are created on traditional pedal looms.

Pedal loom in Patzcuaro at the House of the Eleven Patios
Pedal loom in Patzcuaro at the House of the Eleven Patios

Our guests at Hotel Mansion Iturbe find Mexican textiles – and more specifically those of Patzcuaro – to be of particular interest, with their interesting colors and patterns.  An endless variety of items can be easily found, from bedspreads, to napkins, potholders, tortilla holders, curtains, and clothing, and everything else made of fabric.
 
Artisan textiles of Patzcuaro
Artisan textiles of Patzcuaro

For the greatest selection and variety, we always suggest a short walk to the House of the Eleven Patios, where you can actually watch the artisans weaving their wares on pedal looms, just as their ancestors did.  Operators of the looms are always ready, willing, and able – and happy! – to explain and demonstrate the techniques used to create this Patzcuaro signature product.


Weaving looms at the House of the Eleven Patios in Patzcuaro
Weaving looms at the House of the Eleven Patios in Patzcuaro
Artisans weaving their wares on pedal looms in Patzcuaro
Artisans weaving their wares on pedal looms in Patzcuaro
 
If you can’t find exactly what you want at the House of the Eleven Patios, you will find a plethora of stores a stone’s throw from Hotel Mansion Iturbe with a practically an infinite number of combinations and colors to meet your needs.  Often, it is possible to negotiate with a vendor or artisan to create an item according to your specifications.

Mexican table linens made in Patzcuaro
Mexican table linens made in Patzcuaro

Patzcuaro’s artisan textiles has earned the designation, “Place of Origin,” placing it in a special category of artisanware, promising its authenticity.


Chafts workshops in Patzcuaro
Chafts workshops in Patzcuaro
Weaving looms in Patzcuaro
Weaving  looms in Patzcuaro
 
It is common to find Patzcuaro textiles among the accessories and furnishings of restaurants, inns, and hotels not only in Patzcuaro, but throughout Mexico.  Come and discover this other gem of Mexican artisanware!


Artisan Textiles of Patzcuaro at Hotel Mansion Iturbe
Artisan Textiles of Patzcuaro at Hotel Mansion Iturbe

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We invite you to check more articles in our blog, there you will find tips and information for your next trip to Pátzcuaro. Here are some post that we suggest you:
 
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61600 Pátzcuaro, Mich.
México
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