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The Traditions Mexico Dream Team

A Snapshot in time, part of the Oaxaca crew gathers for a meal. Left to Right: Paulina Shofield, Megan Glore, Ena Aguilar, Carlos Ortega, Eric Mindling, Adriana Guzman, Alex Munuzuri, Alejandrina Rios, Antonio Recamier, Ana Paula Fuentes   The Traditions Mexico Dream Team If you want to go fast, go alone If you want to…

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December 3, 2020

Traveler Tales – Susan Ramsey

Which tour/tours have you taken with us? I have taken 5 tours with TM starting in 2012 with the Chiapas tour. (Some of the tour names have changed since then). Then, Fiber Arts of the Oaxacan Coast, and Embroidered Flowers that took us to the isthmus of Tehuantepec, Profound Oaxaca, and Day of the…

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April 8, 2020

Celebrating Artisans

Today, Thursday 19th March is ‘Dia International del Artesano’ or International Artisan Day. We have been celebrating by honoring a different talented artisan each day of the week on our social media. In case you don’t follow us there we are shouting about these wonderful humans here too. We feel lucky to be able to…

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March 19, 2020

The Isthmus Look

In 2014 when I first began the photography for my book, Oaxaca Stories in Cloth, the Isthmus of Tehuantepec was on the shortlist of regions I wanted to visit. The regional fashion is undeniably alluring, made of satin and velvet, delicately hand-stitched floral designs, abundant lace, gold, beribboned floral hair arrangements, long sweeping skirts, silk…

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December 11, 2019

Purpura

Men with purple fingernails are not such a common site along the remote coasts of Mexico. Yet for a thousand years or so there has been an elite crew of such men working their way along the rocky shorelines of Mexico and Central America. These were the men on the front row of one of…

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August 23, 2019

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