I come from a town with Zapotec origin called Teotitlan del Valle, which is located in the Central Valley region of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Teotitlan has roots in (the indigenous language) nahuatl, meaning "Land of the gods".
My family and I are masters of traditional Zapotec weavings. My inspiration comes from images from the region in which I live; I love to weave patterns inspired by our traditional forms and the images of Oaxaca and of the Zapotec culture, but sometimes I also take images from nature, such as birds, plants and animals. I started weaving when I was 9 years old, but of course even since I was very young I would see my parents weaving and sometimes I would help by winding the yarn on the bobbin. I started to weave with very simple designs, making small rugs on little looms.