The Museo Textil de Oaxaca will be opening its first exhibition for 2016 with ‘Miel y Vino, Hilo y Aguja: Maravillas del Maguey’. Roughly translated as ‘Honey and Wine, Needle and Thread: The wonders of maguey’, the exhibition reflects the uses of the ixtle fibre in various communities in Mexico, Guatemala and Ecuador.
The earliest textiles in Mesoamérica were made with maguey fibres and in Guilá Naquitz, at the foot of the cliffs between Yagul and Mitla, archaeologists have found pieces of rope and a fragment of net which date back around ten thousand years.
The exhibition opens on Saturday, January 16 at 6pm and will run until May.
Entry to the Textile museum is free.