Jacobo Mendoza

Jacobo Mendoza  and son Jacobito holding rugs they have woven.
Jacobo Mendoza is descended from a family of famous Zapotec weavers, the youngest of eight children.  His wife, María Luisa, is also from a family of Zapotec weavers and they both gather the plants and make the dyes for their rugs.  

Children  begin to weave on small looms doing practice pieces to master the complex Zapotec designs.  Today Jacobito and Sophia weave beautiful tapetes alongside their parents.

Jacobo Mendoza      (951) 524  41 57       Avenida Benito Juárez #91         Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca

Handmade Rugs and Tapetes Are A Family Tradition