Traditions Mexico Cultural Journeys

6 Natural Dyeing Resources and One Very Colorful Tour

I’ve had natural dyes on my mind for two reasons. First, because of one of the most enjoyable parts of my job, daydreaming up worthy new tours. And I’ve been conjuring up a couple of colorful (quite literally) adventures all about natural dyes and the textiles they love. One in Oaxaca, the other in Peru….

The Color Purple – Purpura Shell Dyeing in Oaxaca

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By Marilyn Murphy, founder of Cloth Roads – A Global Textile Marketplace Gone are the days when hundreds of Mixtec men scrambled over the rocky Oaxacan shoreline north of Huatulco to extract the milky liquid from the purpura patula, a marine mollusk. But thankfully to the persistence of a few people, the tradition of shellfish dyeing…

Tlaxiaco’s “Top” Surprise

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By Antonio Recamier, Guide at Traditions Mexico I don’t consider myself a food expert, but living in Oaxaca for over six years definitely has made me a food lover. Every market we visit, every restaurant we try out; it is always a culinary treat. Some of the capital’s most popular restaurants stand out for their…

Days of Plagiarism

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By Diego Mier y Terán, Co-Founder Innovando la Tradición www.innovandolatradicion.org Lately, there has been an outcry on social media over the numerous cases of plagiarism that have come to light. I am not talking about our distinguished Mexican President’s dissertation (although it is quite a coincidence), but about the many well-established companies that are appropriating…

Off the Beaten Path with Traditions Mexico

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  By Lauren Alexander on 14/09/207 – Que Pasa Oaxaca – www.quepasaoaxaca.com Traditions Mexico is not your average tour company. Established in 1997, they offer cultural journeys for travelers who want a more immersive and hands-on experience than what may be offered by other tour companies. Their well-experienced guides chaperone travellers through remote villages and…

Silk Production in San Pedro Cajonos

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From the Capitol city of Oaxaca, we travel up a beautiful forest road to arrive at the Martinez family home in San Pedro Cajonos. San Pedro is one of three villages that make up the trilogy of the Oaxaca silk route, in the municipality of San Francisco Cajonos.  Recently, the weavers in this area have…