Search by Topic
LIKE Us on Facebook!
See Us Social
Connect with Us: email, text +1-919-274-6194, FB Messenger, IG
Norma Writes for Selvedge Magazine Issues #89 + #109
Creating Connection and Meaning between travelers and with indigenous artisans. Meet makers where they live and work. Join small groups of like-minded explorers. Go deep into remote villages. Gain insights. Support cultural heritage and sustainable traditions ie. hand weaving and natural dyeing. Create value and memories. Enjoy hands-on experiences. Make a difference.
What is a Study Tour: Our programs are designed as learning experiences, and as such we talk with makers 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. We create connection and help artisans reach people who value them and their work.
Why We Left, Expat Anthology: Norma’s Personal Essay
We Contribute Two Chapters!
Meet Makers. Make a DifferenceOaxaca Cultural Navigator LLC has offered programs in Mexico since 2006. We have over 30 years of university, textile and artisan development experience. See About Us.
Programs can be scheduled to meet your independent travel plans. Send us your available dates.
Designers, retailers, wholesalers, curators, universities and others come to us to develop artisan relationships, customized itineraries, study abroad programs, meetings and conferences. It's our pleasure to make arrangements.
Select Clients *Abeja Boutique, Houston *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 *MINNA *University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tell us how we can put a program together for you! Send an email firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
Ikat Rebozo (Shawl) from Tenancingo, Mexico
Price includes shipping in continental U.S.
This deep navy blue (so deep it is almost black) shawl or rebozo is handwoven ikat from the village of Tenancingo in the State of Mexico about two hours from the city. It is 100% cotton and has an intricate, hand-tied fringe called a punta. Women use this shawl for many purposes: to drape around the shoulders or cover the head, to hold babies or carry bundles. It is a traditional shawl worn in many parts of Mexico. It is unusual because of the ikat technique: the warp threads are dyed before they go on the loom. The result is a beautiful pattern of white dots and dashes on the dark background. The fringe is the warp thread, hand-tied in a diamond pattern. The shawl fabric measures 76″ long and 31-1/2″ wide. The fringe, a beautiful lacy effect, is an additional 12″ long on each end. It is beautiful. Definitely a one of-a-kind piece. If you like this scarf, it can be yours by clicking the “Buy Now” link above that will take you to PayPal. Thank you. Norma email@example.com
Posted in Clothing Design, Cultural Commentary, Textiles, Tapestries & Weaving
Tagged gifts from Mexico, Ikat, Mexican shawl, Mexico, rebozo, scarf, textile