The Gobelin Weaving Classes at Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Mexico

Professor Francisco Javier Cuamatzi began the gobelin tapestry weaving program at the Technical Secondary School in Dolores Hidalgo in 1961. He commissioned 20 looms and established the curriculum for two classes; beginning and advanced. After his retirement, his son, Adán Flores Cololetzi, continued the program. Over 250 students, ages ten through twelve, learned to design and weave each year. Three small tapestries were warped onto each loom. The warp was cotton and the weft was acrylic. Students worked in teams of six; each weaving a portion of a shared tapestry during class.


Professor Cuamatzi currently gives private gobelin tapestry weaving classes at his home/studio in Dolores Hidalgo (left).

For more information about the gobelin tapestry weaving classes, or to offer your support, please write (in Spanish) to:

Prof. Adán Flores Cololetzi
Escuela Secundaria Técnica #4
Delores Hidalgo
Guanajuato, Mexico

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Web page, photographs, and text by Carol Ventura in 2001. Please look at Carol's home page to see more about crafts around the world.