Esteban Silva Galvan

Esteban Silva Galvan

Esteban Silva Galvan

Pátzcuaro, Michoacán

Saturday, June 8 at 3:30 pm | Demo Tent at The Pool Patio

Unfold the Art of Papermaking: Artisan Demonstration & Make-and-Take with Esteban Silva

On the edge of Lake Pátzcuaro, we gather and process aquatic lilies into an organic hand-made paper with other exotic fibers. In addition, we offer the children of the region a paper-making workshop, with a very special message in mind: 
Care for our forests and care for our lakes,” especially Lake Pátzcuaro.

If you’ve ever wondered how everyday paper comes to be, join us for an engaging experience where esteemed papermaking artisan Esteban Silva will unveil the secrets behind this fascinating craft!

This artisan demonstration and make-and-take workshop will allow you to:

  • Witness the papermaking process firsthand, guided by Maestro Silva.
  • Learn the traditional techniques used to create beautiful and functional paper.



Esteban Silva will be bringing the work of the master artisan Nana Kita as well:

Nana Kita Basketry Workshop is a nurturing space in the heart of Púacuaro, a quaint village along the serene shores of Lake Pátzcuaro. Here, amidst the tranquil beauty of nature, artisans craft intricate pieces using the versatile chuspata or tule plant. This resilient aquatic flora, abundant in the region, is transformed into exquisite baskets and woven creations, each telling a story of tradition and skill. At the helm of this artistic journey is Hortencia Huacuz, affectionately known as Nana Kita, whose expertise and passion breathe life into every creation. Through her guidance, the workshop preserves and honors the rich heritage of basketry, connecting past and present generations through the timeless artistry of their craft.

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