In the 1940s,
representatives of
the Mexican government
arrived in towns
in the Sierra Juarez
with seedlings of mulberry trees;
a number of years later
they returned with silkworms.

In this way,
the craft of weaving silk
was revived in the sierra.

Crafting with Silk Cocoons

 

 

SILK COCOONS REDISCOVERED

 

Silk Cocoons

Mexican artisan Esperanza working with silk cocoons

Silk Cocoon Necklaces, Oaxifornia

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Photos and text: Courtesy of Oax-i-fornia