Textiles Tour: Looms, Lace, Aprons, and Silk

Every Saturday

Quick Details

  • Dates: Every Saturday
  • Duration: 8 hours (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • Capacity: 2 minimum/10 maximum
  • Where: Oaxaca
  • Departing and ending point: Hotel pick-up and drop-off

About Our Textiles Tour

Journey into Zapotec households and their threaded heritage. If people, craft, and living culture appeal to you, this is a day well spent.

Spend a day meeting people who keep essential and rare textile traditions of Oaxaca alive. From the floral embroidered aprons made in a village workshop that are an indispensable part of everyday dress for rural women to the trades of needle lace and silk cultivation once common in Oaxaca Valley and now nearly lost, we learn about these arts of thread, hand, and history.

In the town of Mitla, visit an old timer who weaves naturally dyed wool on backstrap and pedal looms, making shawls and serapes. From village to village, our journey takes us and into home workshops filled with family, stories and skilled craftspeople. Learn about looms, lace, aprons, silk, wool, natural dyes, pride, heritage, humility, community, family, and what off-the-beaten-path Oaxaca is all about. If people, craft, and living culture appeal to you, this is a day well spent.