Veronica's portrait

Veronica Chavez

Veronica Chavez is a Master Weaver who works in the tradition of Zapotec Artists. Veronica's materials include organic wool, and cotton. She makes her dyes from natural materials that she gathers in the landscape near her home studio such as marigold and bougainvillea flowers, lichens, cochineal, indigo, and nut shells. She creates large tapetes (rugs) and also functional objects such as handbags and technology covers. Her studio is in the town of Teotitlan del Valle in near Oaxaca City where many of her ancestors who were also weavers have worked for generations.