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Folk Art and Crafts

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): Mexico  
Specialty Categories: Crafts Tours   Textile Arts  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1700 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2200 US Dollar (USD)

We will visit the homes and workshops of the great master artisans to learn about the materials and processes used in creating their works of art. These skills are passed down from generation to generation.

Tour Itinerary:

Folk Art and Craft Traditions of Oaxaca.

This trip takes us into the homes and workshops of the Oaxaca masters. We travel to the villages that specialize in the wood carved "alebrijes", the sleek black pottery, and treadle and backstrap loom weavings, to see how the crafts are made, and for the opportunity to buy directly from the artisans!

History and Use of Natural Dyes in the Americas.

Learn about the history of natural dyes in the Americas, namely cochineal. Included is a three day hands-on natural dye workshop, where we will gather the natural materials, prepare dyes and dye wool. We will learn about mordants and additives used to create the hues of the rainbow!

The Language of Maya Textiles.

It is said that the vision of weaving designs and technical ability come to the women of Highland Chiapas in dreams. The symbols used in their weavings form a language that expresses the cosmos and each persons place in it. This trip focuses on the textile traditions of Maya Highland villages that surround San Cristobal de las Casas. Leading experts and authors in the field of Maya textile traditions accompany this trip.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 8 Nights accommodations
- Breakfast daily
- Meals, per itinerary
- Entrance fees in itinerary
- Tour guides and transportation
- Airport Transfers.

Price Excludes:
- Airfares, International/Domestic
- Meals not listed in itinerary
- Beverages
- Cab fares, laundry, personal items
- Tips
- Travel Insurance
- Medical Expenses
- Airport Taxes
- Costs associated with trip interruption or modification due to weather, conditions, political/civil disputes, medical emergencies or other causes beyond our control.

About This Supplier
Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Nov 2006

Over 30 years of experience living and traveling in Mexico. Founded in 2006, we take small groups of curious travelers on cultural journeys to Mexico. Our focus is on art history, textile traditions, archeology, natural wonders and festivals. Founder, Stephanie Schneiderman has degrees in Latin American Studies and...

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