• Jesus’ mother Alicia got back from church just in time to show us how to work the loom. The family has a few looms, all operated by hand, including one that belonged to Jesus’ great-grandfather’s great-grandfather. Common designs include the traditional Zapotec diamond, and the círculo de la vida (circle of life), along with a few other, more unlikely suspects—like designs inspired by M.C. Escher.

Photography by Marcela Taboada

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