Teotitlan del Valle: Self-Guided Map

The Teotitlan del Valle Map of my favorite rug weaving artisans, is for sale at $10 USD for one copy for your personal use only.

How to order? Click and order here with pre-payment: www.PayPal.me/oaxacaculture/10

 As soon as the transaction is complete, I receive notice, then send you an email PDF file of the map that you can print out at home or save to your mobile device.  The map is copyrighted and may not be duplicated or reproduced in any way without my permission.  You are entitled to print out one copy for your personal use!  (Honor Code)  Thank you.

Please note: For sustainability and environmental health concerns, I am committed to featuring weavers who work only in natural dyes. To authenticate this, I relied my own extensive research and on the expert advice of Lic. Eric Chavez Santiago, former education director at the Oaxaca Textile Museum, and director, Andares del Arte Popular folk art gallery, an entrepreneurial venture of the Alfredo Harp Helu Family.

There are 2,000 looms in Teotitlan del Valle.  It is estimated that perhaps as few as 10 percent use natural dyes, while almost everyone knows how to give a cochineal dye demonstration.

The map highlights favorite off-the beaten path stops in the village. Here’s what’s included:

  • Weavers who work only in natural dyes
  • Where to sleep and eat
  • The village church, museum and rug market

You will receive via email a PDF of the Map and a KEY to all the locations.

13 responses to “Teotitlan del Valle: Self-Guided Map

  1. Hi Norma

    I have just sent you $10 for the self guided map of teotitlan de valle. We were hoping to take the tour tomorrow.
    If possible, could you please send me the map tonight? Please let me know if there are any issues.

    Thank you kindly,

  2. Hi there!
    We are in oaxaca currently, and visiting the Teotitlán del Valle tomorrow 2/3. I would love to buy your map, however, paypal doesn’t work in Mexico it says? Is there another way to buy it?

  3. Hi, I’m interested in buying your map but I can’t seem to figure out how. Please help! 🙂

  4. Hi Norma. I am unable to find the Paypal “buy now” link that you mention so that I can purchase a map. I do not find it anywhere on your site. Help please! Thanks! Chris

  5. Hello,
    I am coming to Oaxaca for 8 nights in the 30th October. I’m interested in your textile map but it only says it £1 Is it up to date? Are the items fixed prices?

  6. I am delighted to have found your website through the lovely article in the Times last week. I lived in Teotitlan del Valle with two families in 1997 while I was on a semester program through the School for International Training. My thesis project was on La Vida Nueva Cooperative and I am so utterly pleased to see (at least going by the above list) that it is still around! I went back to visit briefly in 1999 or 2000 (?) and I was happy to run into one of my host mothers. I managed a quick trip to Oaxaca a few years ago, but my husband (who is from Guanajuato) and I didn’t have enough time to get to Teotitlan. Anyway – many beautiful memories. Thank you for your blog and for what you do!

    • Kelly, great to hear from you! And, thanks for taking the time to write about your memories in Teotitlan del Valle. La Vida Nueva cooperative is still very active and does a lot to promote the health and well-being of women here in the village as well as helping those in small villages up in the Sierra Madre del Sur where the mountain pueblos have limited infrastructure. Come back with your husband when you can. Abrazos, Norma

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