About Huarache Blog
Despite the tagline at the top of the page, every now and then readers will ask me for ‘the real reasons’ why I write Huarache Blog?
“¿q proposito tiene en realidad tu blog? Si entiendo q los promuevas pero ¿Con q fin?”
For some it can be difficult to understand why I would be doing Huarache research and promotion for no financial gain. Especially as I am a non Mexican, championing this very Mexican craft which would appear very removed from my culture.
And for others it would probably be still harder understand if they knew that my day job is in fact that of a footwear designer. Something about me I often choose to not disclose as many Huaracheros and Huaracheria owners feel that their craft is also being threatened by the foreign manufacture of Huaraches. My aim is not to take the knowledge of Huarache making away from Mexico. My goal is to bring fresh interest, new ideas and inspiration to help nurture and progress this very special footwear craft that appears to be disappearing and leaving very little trace behind it.
Below is the link to my personal design portfolio and blog :-
Huarache Blog is a personal and unfunded project, for no personal financial gain. It’s main (though sometimes informal) aim is to create immediate awareness and demand, for this fascinating craft and tradition through the vast channels of the internet. Awareness that can lead to re-energizing and sustaining this endangered Mexican craft.
With so many factors determining the decline of Huarache craft, who knows what will eventually result? Maybe this project is over ambitiously trying to change the course of evolution? But my hope is that the Huarache craft does not disappear and with it the extensive knowledge of traditional footwear weaving and construction.
The other reason that keeps me researching and posting is simply because I enjoy learning about Huaraches and if I can share my findings with a community; all the better. So that knowledge about Huarache history, traditions and designs can also inspire others as it inspires me.
For as long as I can create awareness, be educated and inform about Huaraches I will keep writing and posting.
Because crafts can reveal wholesome perspectives on life and new directions in design thinking.