Esperanza Valencia Morra

Esperanza is a skilled backstrap weaver and weaving teacher. She weaves leno shawls, known as Rebozos de Pataqua, of fine cotton thread. This type of traditional shawl is from Aranza, Esperanzas home town. Esperanza's shop/studio is located in the Handicraft House of Morelia.

 

Esperanza tilts her backstrap loom so that the weft can be rolled through the shed. With leno, warp threads are twisted, then the weft is passed through the new shed opening.
 

For more information about Esperanza or her work, please write to her (in Spanish) at:

Casa de las Artesanías
Ex-Convento de San Francisco
Morelia
Michoacán, México

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