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Norma writes for Selvedge Magazine Issue #109 -- Rise Up, November 2022
Norma Writes for Selvedge Latin Issue #89
What is a Study Tour: Our programs are designed as learning experiences, and as such we talk with weavers about how and why they create, what is meaningful to them in their designs, the ancient history of patterning and design, use of color, tradition and innovation, values and cultural continuity, and the social context within which they work. First and foremost, we are educators. Norma worked in top US universities for over 35 years and Eric founded the education department at Oaxaca’s textile museum. Our interest is in creating connection and artisan economic development.
Why We Left, Expat Anthology: Norma’s Personal Essay
Norma Contributes Two Chapters!
- Norma Schafer and Oaxaca Cultural Navigator LLC has offered programs in Mexico since 2006. We have over 30 years of university program development experience. See my resume.
Study Toursd are personally curated and introduce you to Mexico's greatest artisans. They are off-the-beaten path, internationally recognized. We give you access to where people live and work. Yes, it is safe and secure to travel. Groups are limited in size for the most personal experience.
Programs can be scheduled to meet your travel plans. Send us your available dates.
Designers, retailers, wholesalers, universities and other organizations come to us to develop weaving relationships, customized itineraries, study abroad programs, meetings and conferences. It's our pleasure to make arrangements.
Select Clients *Selvedge Magazine-London, UK *Esprit Travel and Tours *Penland School of Crafts *North Carolina State University *WARP Weave a Real Peace *Methodist University *MINNA-Goods *Smockingbird Kids
Tell us how we can put a program together for you! Send an email email@example.com
- WEAVE Podcast: Oaxaca Coast Textiles & Tour
- NY Times, Weavers Embrace Natural Dye Alternatives
- NY Times, Open Thread–Style News
- NY Times, 36-Hours: Oaxaca, Mexico
- Cooking Classes–El Sabor Zapoteco
- Currency Converter
- Fe y Lola Rugs by Chavez Santiago Family
- Friends of Oaxaca Folk Art
- Hoofing It In Oaxaca Hikes
- Living Textiles of Mexico
- Mexican Indigenous Textiles Project
- Museo Textil de Oaxaca
- Oaxaca Lending Library
- Oaxaca Weather
- Taller Teñido a Mano Natural Dyes
Day of the Dead Exhibit at Duke University with Photos, Chavez Santiago Talk + Rug Sale
Map to Friedl Bldg/Duke University http://maps-test.oit.duke.edu/building/138
October 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Duke University is the ONLY North Carolina presentation/sale of Chavez Santiago family rugs.
Eric Chavez Santiago is director of education at the Museo Textil de Oaxaca, a weaver and expert in developing and using natural dyes. Janet Chavez Santiago is a linguist and education coordinator at the Centro Academico y Cultural San Pablo, where she works to sustain indigenous languages and culture.
Only ONE space left in the 2012 Day of the Dead Photography Expedition!
Featured are 25 photographs taken during Oaxaca Cultural Navigator’s 2011 Oaxaca Day of the Dead Photography Expedition. Photographers are Liz Bryan, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Cheryl Cross, Bowie, Maryland; Nick Eckert, Washington, D.C.; Jen Haynes, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Norma Hawthorne, Pittsboro, NC and Oaxaca; Wayne Kubal, Tucson, Arizona; and Jenny Snead Williams, Durham, NC.
Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies faculty member Bill Bamberger and expedition instructor, and Jenny Snead Williams, director, Program for Latino/a Studies of the Global South curated the exhibit.
We will have two private presentation/sales of Chavez Santiago family rugs in Atlanta on October 3 and 4. If you know people in Atlanta who would like an invitation, please contact me.