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Nicolás Lizares Huarachero in Tapalpa, Jalisco

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What a beautifully shot movie about 80 year old Huarachero Nicolás Lizares. For more detailed photographs check out a previous post titled Nicolás Lizares – Maker of Fine Huaraches from Tapalpa, Jalisco

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Ghillie Making at Winter Count 2014

One of the many things taught at Winter Count this year was shoe making in the form of carbatina or ghillies.  These are relatively simple shoes notable for their one piece construction and generally involve very little sewing.  I am … Continue reading

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Vegetable Tanning: Not a “Lost” Art

Many years ago, in Morocco, I was able to tour an ancient tannery and see some of the process of creating beautiful leather.  I use leather for many projects and although I do some brain tanning myself, I purchase all … Continue reading

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Taller De Curtiduria González – Vegetable Tanning the Best Huarache Leathers

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Unlike almost all of mainstream footwear, Huarache leather is still vegetable tanned using tree bark. Few tanneries in the world still offer vegetable tanned leathers because of the slower tanning process and higher material costs.…

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Another Huarache Design

I like the closed, round toes on this one.  From http://huaracheblog.wordpress.com/.

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For the past 3 years Huarache Blog has been documenting and promoting the craft of Mexican Huarache footwear. This year I will also be developing a specialty e-trade business to offer more immediate support to…

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Slow Handmade Shoes in Brazil

Thanks Dave, for pointing this out to me.  Great stuff!

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Huaracheria Aquino in Yalalag, Oaxaca (reblogged)

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Nestled into the Sierra Norte mountains of Oaxaca is the small town of Yalalag. Yalalag is very precious town, not only for it’s strong Pre-Hispanic traditions, but also because like only a handful of other…

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Señor Alfaro is 70 years old and the last Huarachero in Sayula, Jalisco. Although his woven Huaraches have won him awards in regional craft competitions, today like may Huaracheros his business has become very difficult. Although Señor…

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Huaraches!

There are Huaraches north of old Mexico. As a craftsman of sorts, I understand that making a “one-off” of something does not imply expertise and replication builds a real understanding of the object being produced. However, this is certainly not … Continue reading

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