Textile Traditions

Meet the Weavers: La Sierra Zongolica

Price per person, double occupancy: $2,375, Single Supplement: $275 Extensions for this trip are available: to Oaxaca City, Puebla or Mexico City Cultural Anthropologist, Miguel Angel Sosme Campos, researcher, author and film producer will accompany this trip. December 10-17, 2019 (7 Nights) Participate in a unique opportunity to travel to the Sierra Zongolica of Veracruz, […]

Frida Kahlo: Ethnographic Dress & Identity

October 12-21, 2018
Frida Kahlo: Dress and Identity Many aspects of Frida Kahlo have been studied, pondered and admired. From her art, politics, love life, travails, and many others. A singular aspect of Frida Kahlo and her identity was her dress. Frida used dress consciously in the creation of her identity. Through dress, she crafted her image, displaying her cultural heritage from both Europe and Mexico.

Craft and Fashion of Colombia: Bogota & Medellin

Bogota and Medellin, December 2019
This special travel program is designed around the singular Expoartesanias Colombia, the largest and most important gathering and showcase of Colombia’s artisans and their art. The Expoartesanias handcraft fair, is entering its 27th year and features the finest in Colombia’s diverse traditional and contemporary craft from the entire country.

Embroiderers’ Guild of America Textiles & Traditions of Mexico 2019

February-2019
Veracruz, Chinantla, Oaxaca & Tehuacan, Puebla Visit the Port of Veracruz and the Museum of Anthropology in Xalapa! We’ll view private textile collections, and travel on an extraordinary journey to a region rarely visited in Oaxaca’s Papaloapan Basin. The natural landscape is varied…

Guatemala Highlands On Request

Maya Textiles and Traditions:
The Guatemala countryside is beautiful and its people are warm. Surrounded by volcanoes, Lake Atitlan is one of the most beautiful places on earth. On this journey, we’ll travel to regions and communities in the Guatemala Highlands, home to the Maya people. Beginning in Guatemala City, we’ll visit the Ixchel Museum of Maya Textiles and Popol Vuh Museum of History, in order to get our grounding in the country we are about to visit.

WARP Annual Meeting Pre / Post Tours and Natural Dye Workshop, June 2017

Join us to Oaxaca and Veracruz on The WARP (Weave a Real Peace) Annual Meeting Trip: “In the Footsteps of Irmgard Weitlaner-Johnson”. The post-Tour: “The Art of the Ikat Rebozo: Traditions and Techniques”. And the Workshop: “Natural Dye One-Day” with the master dyers of the Centro de Arte Zapoteco Bii Dauu to learn of their ancient techniques and masterful use of working with natural dyes.

Craft and Culture of Panama & Colombia January 13-26, 2019

This trip explores the cultures of Colombia, traveling along the Caribbean Coast. We begin in Cartagena and have an overview of the people, crafts and cultures of Colombia with the fine folks at Artesanias de Colombia. Then we’ll begin exploring! Cartagena, Barranquilla, Santa Marta, Riohacha, Cabo de la Vela in the Guajira Peninsula await.

Embroiderers’ Guild of America Textiles & Culture of Mexico, March 2017

This extraordinary journey takes us to singular and diverse regions of Mexico in Oaxaca, Puebla, Tlaxcala and Mexico City. Not only will we be able to appreciate the vast diversity of Mexico, we’ll learn about the varied textile traditions in natural dyes, weaving and embroidery. We’ll savor new flavors, meet artisans and visit ancient archeological sites! Join us on this journey to a different Mexico!.

Slow Food, Slow Fashion: The Art of Slow Travel

Ark of Taste & Presidia Tour, Culinary History & Culture in Veracruz, Oaxaca and Puebla. Food and culture in Veracruz, La Chinantla, Oaxaca and Puebla. Learn of ancient Ark of Taste foods being preserved in Mexico. Experience the regional cuisine, meet fishermen and experience the singular “Caldo de Piedra” that…

Textile Traditions Oaxaca & Chiapas, November 2018

We explore the multiple ethnic communities of Oaxaca (and Guerrero) to learn of their cultural and ethnic expressions in dress and textiles. From the Amuzgo in Guerrero to the Mixtec, Huave, Zapotec in Oaxaca we will see how textile traditions and dress are a cultural passport and unique expression of the women (and some men) who live in this region.

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Day of the Dead, Art of the Charro, Tequila w/Los Amigos del Arte Popular

With Los Amigos del Arte Popular, experience the best of Mexico! From Day of the Dead in Michoacan to the Art of the Charro and Tequilal in Jalisco, we’ll cover a lot of ground! We’ll learn about the distilled spirit that is synonymous with Mexico, learn about the special craft of the “pita” fiber that is used to embellish the saddles, belts of the charro.

Natural Dye Workshop

If you love textile traditions, dye resist techniques and colonial cities, this trip is for you! This year, our trip is scheduled around the Feria del Rebozo in Tenancingo. We enjoy this unique opportunity to see (& buy) the “best from the best” for our special collections. In Mexico City, we’ll visit the shrine of “Nuestor Senor del Rebozo”, and see the Franz Mayer Museum antique rebozo collection…