“I learned to work the pedal loom from my father at a very young age. My desire to preserve and rescue the textile traditions from my country has made me research and learn more techniques.

I followed my passion and chose not to pursue a career but instead I continued with our textile traditions. At the age of 16 I won 1st prize among many skilled artisans, including my father at an artisan contest in Tlaxcala. In the future I would like to open a gallery and teach the young generation the art of textile and its traditions so it won’t get lost in the age of industrialization”

 

Maestro Arnufo Xochitiotzin Cocoletzi from Tlaxcala, Mexico has been a weaver for many years. This is his first Tinkuy and as a first time participant, he wants to share the art of weaving sarapes from Saltillo. He also looks forward to meeting other textile artists and learning a variety of techniques from other artisans from other countries, especially from Peru.