“My grandparents inherit us this art and way of living. I have been able to hone my techniques on weaving tapestries on the pedal loom, the twisted feather technique, dyeing of fibers, spin, and created my own designs. In the future I would like to have an adequate place to do my art and to be able to show it to the world.”

Roman Gutierrez Ruiz from Oaxaca, Mexico has been a weaver for many years. This is his first Tinkuy and as a first time participant, looks forward to meeting other textile artists and learning what types of techniques they use to weave in other countries and he would like to share as well his own techniques.