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Weaving cooperative to visit Nevada City

The Vida Nueva Weaving Cooperative, a group of indigenous Zapotec women from the village of Teotitlan del Valle in Oaxaca, Mexico, will display their works Sept. 30 at the Nevada City Methodist Church’s fellowship hall.

The rugs are handmade with 100 percent wool and all other natural materials including plants, barks, nuts and dried insects used in the dyeing process.

Many of the rug designs are traditional Zapotec patterns passed down through the centuries. Some designs improvise on these traditional patterns; others are original designs.

Vida Nueva was formed in 1996 to market and sell art directly to customers outside of Oaxaca.

The artists will set up their works on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m., followed by a 7:30 p.m. presentation. Rugs are then available for purchase.

The church is at 433 Broad St. in Nevada City.

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