Tejido de Tule, Carrizo y Palma

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The palm, the reed and tule are materials commonly used in Michoacán to make different types of baskets. Women who sell fruit or men who sell the famous “bolillo” bread on the streets use the reed baskets that are strong and lasting. The palm has been able to be knitted in many different patters that give a specific decoration to baskets used for for or utensils storage. The most traditional pieces of tule are called “Petates”, they were used as carpets for sleeping on the floor, and also baskets. The use of these three materials has evolved and they are now used to create pieces like trashcans, lamps, and towel holders. Odi and her family are experts on these three materials and work with their community to elaborate more pieces.