Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

Apr 4 2014
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Step by Step: A Naturally Dyed Hand-Woven Pillow Cover

Step by Step: A Naturally Dyed Hand-Woven Pillow Cover By Saasaan NabaviĀ - Founder of Zoku Handicrafts Date April 4th 2014 This past March I once again left my home in San Diego, California and headed for Oaxaca, Mexico. I would spend the majority of my time in the quiet town of Teotitlan del Valle, just [...]

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Aug 1 2013
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Natural Purple Dye from Sea Snails

Natural Purple Dye from Sea SnailsĀ  By Saasaan Nabavi We first heard of the possibility of sea snails possessing the capability to produce purple dye for textiles while in Teotitlan del Valle. It was when we were there learning the methods used in retrieving natural dyes for red, yellow, blue and brown; we asked about [...]

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May 6 2013
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World Wonder: Hierve el Agua

World Wonder: Hierve el Agua By Saasaan Nabavi Few things are more relaxing and breathtaking than swimming in a natural pool atop of a beautiful mountain range! The natural hot springs of Hierve el Agua make a perfect day trip if you are staying in Oaxaca City. Along with the natural swimming pools at this [...]

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Mar 11 2013
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Intriguing Tradition: Organic Color Dyes by The Zapotecs

Intriguing Tradition: Organic Color Dyes by The Zapotecs By Saasaan Nabavi There is a truly unique and special process still taking place in several communities around the world to produce natural color dyes. One community in particular is Teotitlan del Valle, a village just outside of Oaxaca City, Mexico. Teotitlan was founded by the Zapotecs [...]

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Oct 31 2012
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Featured Hostel: Casa de Catalina

Nestled 8,400 feet above sea level, high in the Sierra Madre del Sur is a hostel unlike any other. Casa de Catalina is a hidden gem camouflaged by its location. You must first find the small mountain town of San Jose del Pacifico. Famous for its rolling mountains, remoteness and enchanted plant life, this is [...]

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