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Backstrap Weaving School Santa Maria del Rio

Date : 2011-11-03 13:57:52

DescriptionSanta Maria del Rio is famous for its backstrap woven shawls and inlaid wooden boxes. The warp on a backstrap loom is stretched between a support and the weaver's body. A variety of fibers are used, including silk, rayon, and cotton. Since 1951, a government - sponsored school in Santa Maria del Rio has been teaching the techniques of ikat dying, backstrap weaving, fringe knotting, and marquetry. Thanks to its efforts, these traditional arts have not been lost.

Street Address

CitySan Luis Potosí


Name of InstitutionBackstrap Weaving School Santa Maria del Rio

Phone(52 485) 85-30568



Type of ActivitySupport Institution


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