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At long last, I’m very pleased share my Huaraches exhibition at the stunning MAP museum in Mexico City from Feb.28th to May 6th.
This unique exhibition will feature the finest and rarest bespoke traditional Mexican woven footwear.
The most complex leather weaves made by the most talented and few remaining Huarache Artisans.
This exhibition is a dream come true and I would like to thank @map_mexico museum very much.
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A few weeks ago I stopped by to visit Don Salvador and his son Fernando Cisneros.
They proudly showed me that they had recently been featured in a Mexican style magazine and told me how a photographer had come all the way from Mexico City to take pictures of them.
They are very nice photos and its a pleasure to share them.
You can reach Don Salvador and Fernando by telephone at Tel. 372.426.0318 – Cel. 342.103.3152, or visit them in very traditional, pretty and authentic small town of Concepción de Buenos Aires in Jalisco.
To see more photos of their Huarache styles visit the Huarache Directory WebsiteHERE, or simply search “Cisneros” in the “The Huarache Searcher” bar on the right side of this page to also see how their exceptional Huaraches are made.
Via Andares Magazine Grandes Maestros by Montserrat Cardona and photos by Erick Guevara
Huaraches, or Mexican Huarache Sandals; how do I begin describing what they are?
After over 5 years researching this fascinating Mexican footwear I’m not sure where to begin? I can say this, that comparing a freshly made pair of Huaraches to boxed leather shoes, is like comparing home made pasta to canned spaghetti. I’ve seen Huaraches made with freshly tanned leather and they almost looked edible..thats how fresh the leather looked.
Mexican Huaraches are the inspiration behind all the best know woven Nike footwear designs, like the NikeAir Woven. And few people know that Nike designers also travelled to Mexico to research Huaraches in early 2000.
Made with leather than is tanned for weeks and sometimes months, in an organic wood and water solution, a few craftsmen also tan the leather to make their Huaraches, so can literally make footwear from a cow.
The upper is woven sequentially into the sole from sometimes just a single strip of leather. Meaning there is just one start point and one end point and you can’t put one weave out of place or the final design will not take form.
True classics, many Huarache styles have remained unchanged for over 80 years.
Maybe a little unrelated, but this short video about Tim George, rawhide braiding craftsman from Oregon is very inspiring.
Not only, but the rawhide braiding tradition arrived in the USA from Argentina, through Mexico and watching this video I felt a very strong connection between western rawhide braiding and Huarache weaving.