FIDEL CRUZ LAZO (Teotitlán del Valle)

Fidel and his wife, María Luis Mendoza de Cruz, have developed a glorious and exotic array of natural dye colors and distinctive designs.  They take pride in never exactly reproducing any one design, as well as signing their pieces and discovering and producing new substances with which to create additional colors. Their most exotic colors are tones of turquoise, red and blue.  Everything about Fidel and María’s work is creative and first-rate, down to the unusually meticulous way in which their fringes are finished. They guarantee their pieces since they are original designs and are washable.  The majority of their designs is in the Zapotec tradition.  For example, a diamond is not simply a diamond, but one through which the symbol indicating that life continues runs.

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