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Jose Chavez Ruiz, age 85, is nearly finished with his last rug and explains to Norma Hawthorne that he still weaves about three to four hours a day. This photo was taken in August 2006. Jose died two months later. His son, Federico, and grandchildren, Eric, Janet and Omar continue the family weaving traditions.© Norma Hawthorne 2008

Jose Chavez Ruiz, age 85, is nearly finished with his last rug and explains to Norma Hawthorne that he still weaves about three to four hours a day. This photo was taken in August 2006. Jose died two months later. His son, Federico, and grandchildren, Eric, Janet and Omar continue the family weaving traditions.

© Norma Hawthorne 2008 Source article: Building a foundation to live in Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca
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