We will travel to a far off mountain village of crags and pines to visit a project inspired by Gandhi and begun by an American Mystic. The result, a growing number of villagers making a living by spinning, dyeing and weaving cotton. We will visit this project and see how a good idea has vitalized a community and produces beautiful cloth, and we’ll get a chance to learn and play as well. And as long as we are way out there, we’ll stop by a village of creative Zapotec embroideres far beyond the reach of tourism to see how women decorate their blouses and what new ideas they are coming up with. And as long as we are way out there, we’ll stop the homes and workshops of a selection of traditional fiber artists to see what their practiced hands are making. It may be wool hats, wool yarn or cane baskets. And more, including good Oaxacan eating, small villages, artisans homes, a diversity of textiles, good ideas and ways to make a living doing good in a changing world.
Our compass is pointed towards the back of beyond. We will head onward to visit artisans of deep tradition in the world of fiber arts as we travel through the day. Then upward into the pines of the Sierra Madre Occidental.
Overnight in mountain cabins. (Meals included: Lunch, Dinner)
Brown cotton, Gandhian spinning wheels, looms, community, positive change, clear mountain air, natural dye and beautiful cloth all day long!
Overnight in mountain cabins. (Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Into the valley, a town of blouse makers with colored threads, a meal in a market and a courtyard filled with backstrap weavers. Why not!
(Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch)
Itinerary Subject to change