Oaxaca City, Mexico
February 23, 2013–March 2, 2013
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Weaving, sericulture, natural dyeing, indigenous culture, colonial cities and small villages.

In this intimate trip, limited to just 10 participants, and specially designed for TSA members, Hector Meneses (Director, Oaxaca Textile Museum), and Eric Mindling (Founder, Traditions Mexico) will guide participants into the heart of Oaxaca’s vibrant and varied weaving traditions. Highlights include travel into the Sierra Madre to visit one of the last areas where sericulture is practiced in Mesoamerica, a day with weavers and natural dyers in Teotitlan, a village of over 4,000 tapestry weavers, and visits in the homes of backstrap weavers, basket plaiters as well as a research center where cochineal is cultivated and studied. Providing firsthand historic and cultural context are visits to great markets, indigenous ruins, stays in villages, lunch with families, and explorations of old Oaxaca city, a UNESCO world heritage site… download brochure.

Tour Itinerary

Tour Cost

TSA Member: Twin/Double occupancy: $1888

Single Occupancy: $2,280

Registration Closes December 15, 2012

      or as soon as the tour roster is full. Please register early to guarantee your place.

 Included in the cost of the tour:

  • Hotel, twin (or with single supplement), 7 nights Three star hotels
  • Meals as indicated
  • Surface transportation by air-conditioned van
  • All museum entrance fees
  • Expert, specialist guides
  • Small group travel/maximum group size 10 passengers.
  • Tips and gratuities for artisans, presenters, waiters.

Not included in the cost of the tour:

  • International airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Some meals – suggestions will be provided
  • Personal incidentals: telephone, internet, laundry, table drinks, alcohol
  • Tips for trip guides

Registration Form

Liability Form

A partial scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is available for one participant. The deadline for this competitive scholarship has been extended to is November 12, 2012. The application form may be downloaded here as a pdf.

Trip extensions (to the coast, hiking, culinary, etc.) may be arranged directly with Traditions Mexico ( or