Working with Ixtle


Series Title
Mexican people
Artist
Fernando Castro Pacheco (Mexican, 1918 – 2013)
Date
1946
Medium
Lithograph
Dimensions
Sheet : 14 x 17 5/8 in. (35.56 x 44.77 cm)
Credit Line
Hope College Collection
Object Number
2016.1.1.3

Label
Ixtle is the indigenous Nahuatl word for fibers derived mainly from different varieties of agave and yucca plants. For thousands of years, people in Mexico have used ixtle fibers to make rope, mats, bags, belts, sandals, fishing nets and numerous other woven goods. This print depicts an indigenous woman from the state of Hidalgo preparing ixtle at a rustic homestead in the countryside.

Object Type
Print