Monday, August 16, 2010

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This past weekend we were fortunate enough to have Bro. Wilson and his family with us here in Toluca! We hung out with them for a few days and had a lot of fun! We took them up to see this place up in the mountains where the Otomi Indians make handmade rugs. I really enjoyed it. I had never actually listened to the man that takes us on the tour of the workshops. This time I listened though.

Here is a list of facts. 1. The workers work eight hours a day. 2. It takes forty days to finish one meter (approximately three feet) of the rug. 3. It takes them two months to finish a big rug. 4. Each big rug has about one hundred and forty thousand knots (they tie every strand that they weave in into a knot). Are these boring facts or what? I cannot believe that I remembered them!

A big thanks to the Wilsons for stopping by here! I had lots of fun with Cassia (although I am sort of an old ladyish, boring girl). I am glad to have made a new friend!

Bro. Wilson preaching!

Sis. Wilson playing the altar call.


Cassia & I at the place where the Indians sale handmade rugs!

The pretty rugs!

This rug cost three thousand dollars!

The workshop.

I love green!!

A humongous boulder in the middle of the road!

Sheep in the road!

1 comment:

Kristen said...

where have you been ms.blogger? You haven't blogged in almost 2 wks :(