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Purpura

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….

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September 23, 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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