“Colors of Latin America” was filmed in Oaxaca, Mexico, a city still infused in textile traditions and a multitude of other vibrant local arts. Filming took place at Centro de las Artes de San Agustín, Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca, Museo Textil de Oaxaca, a local cochineal farm, weavers studios in Teotitlan, and other sites nearby.
An in-depth exploration and explanation of RED, BLUE, AND YELLOW natural dyes on animal protein fibers. Teaching sustainable processes for textiles and fashion, devising ecological dye methods by minimizing dye, fuel, mordant, time, and environmental impact on nature. Includes an investigation and interesting hypothesis of azul Maya.
This second film of the series offers historical vantage points looking at samples of traditional textiles, like amarras from Pre-Columbian traditions, while examining contemporary Oaxacan textiles made with Zapotecan natural dye methods.