Eric Mindling has been traveling the back roads of Oaxaca, Mexico, for over two decades. Oaxaca Stories in Cloth shows not only his love, but his respect for that dramatic geography and the people who have made it their home. More than 100 sensitive, intimate, full-color portraits of traditional people offer rare glimpses of Oaxacan village life. The companion vignettes are a beautiful blend of villagers’ personal stories and Mindling’s praise song to vanishing cultural traditions of Mexico. The book is arranged in two sections: Living Threads records the villages where traditional dress is alive and evolving; Last Generation presents those villages where the community fashion of generations will die with the remaining elders. Each section is a beautiful and significant account. Winner of the Independent Book Association Benjamin Franklin award for best Multicultural book.