MEXICO: THE OAXACAN HIGHLANDS
Weaving, sericulture, natural dyeing, indigenous culture, colonial cities and small villages.
February 23 – March 2, 2013
In this intimate trip Hector Meneses (Director, Oaxaca Textile Museum), and Eric Mindling (Founder, Traditions Mexico) will guide participants into the heart of Oaxaca’s vibrant and varied weaving traditions. Highlights include travel into the Sierra Madre to visit one of the last areas where sericulture is practiced in Mesoamerica, a day with weavers and natural dyers in Teotitlan, a village of over 4,000 tapestry weavers, and visits in the homes of backstrap weavers, basket plaiters as well as a research center where cochineal is cultivated and studied.
A partial scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is available for one participant. The deadline for this competitive scholarship is November 1, 2012.
The scholarship application form as well as complete tour information and registration forms can be found at www.textilesociety.org/events_tours.htm
Registration closes December 15th, 2012, or as soon as the tour roster is full. Please register early to guarantee your place.
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Tel. (302) 378-9636
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