Oaxaca Textiles: A Collector’s Item

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We’re in full production mode for our two new books due out in October. One is Eric Mindling’s book of gorgeous photographs and vignettes of the people and cloth of Oaxaca, Mexico. The book is an invitation to view the world as perhaps you never have—you will love what you see. In our second book, […]

Semana Santa

Semana Santa, Holy Week, the week before Easter, is a time of amazement and passion in Latin America. I’ve had the good fortune to be in Chiapas for this special time once, and in Guatemala twice. The memories are vivid and indelible. Nebaj, Quiche, Guatemala It’s early morning before dawn, and a throng of people […]

Preservation or Innovation: What’s Best for Textile Traditions?

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I get the best email. Dear Linda, Here’s a question that has been wandering around in the back of my mind ever since I went to Peru a couple of years ago. I’m a weaver, knitter, and sewist, so I love this stuff. In the Sacred Valley, we saw Nilda Callanaupa and her merry band […]