Spotted: Modern Zapotec weaver’s artful rugs
Master weaver Zenon Hipolito, participating in this weekend’s sidewalk art festival in downtown Menlo Park, blends the traditions of his native Oaxaca using modern day looms, crafted by the artist himself, to create rugs in various sizes. Wrote one review: “The bloom of the calabaza (squash) is a Zapotec favorite. Colors are symbolic. Red represents the sun or day; black the night, but the dichotomy may also extend to male-female, good-evil, vitality-rest.” Zenon often brings a portable four by four foot loom to art fairs to demonstrate his craft. Menlo’s art fair continues through Sunday.