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Mexico’s Arts and Crafts with Day of the Dead

Ancient Civilizations, Rich Traditions 

Mexico’s Arts and Crafts with Day of the Dead

October 21 – November 4, 2017

Unsurpassed opportunity to immerse yourself in Mexico’s rich traditions and cultures

with scholar, curator, author, and lecturer Chloë Sayer

15 days steeped in the rich traditions and cultures of vibrant Oaxaca, Puebla, and Mexico City. With Chloë, visit some of the most beautiful and important cultural spaces of the country. Be invited into homes of various artisans to witness how they continue the traditions of making exquisite textiles and native crafts. Bring it all together at an intimate celebration of love, loss, and life after death at Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) festival.

Guaranteed to forever leave an impression in your life!

About Chloë Sayer


Chloë Sayer is an independent scholar and curator, and the leading expert on Mexican art and culture.

The author of numerous books about textiles and craft skills, she was guest-curator of the exhibition ¡Viva México! Clothing and Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum, where she is now a Research Associate. She lectures widely, and has made ethnographic collections for the British Museum. She has also worked on television documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4.

In 2016 she was given the prestigious Ohtli award by the Mexican governnment, in recognition of her enduring commitment to Mexican culture.




  • Papier-mache, ceramics, paper-artistry with celebrated national artisans

  • Tenancingo’s famous ikat-dyed rebozos (women’s rectangular shawls)

  • Backstrap weaving and gauze textiles demos

  • Workshops in Artisanal villages

  • Archeological sites including Yohualichan

  • Baroque churches, market walks, and local family meals

  • Vigil at Day of the Dead 

  • Three lectures by Chloë Sayer

  1. Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera
  2. Arts and Crafts of Mexico
  3. The Mexican Days of the Dead

Small Group, select home-style and boutique accommodations, and opportunities to stay on after tour for culinary, weaving, and ceramics residential workshops.

Cost: USD 4080 double occupancy or 3980 if booked before February 1, 2016

Download itinerary (PDF)

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Crispina Navarro with a woven sash in Santo Tomás Jalieza, Oaxaca. (photo C. Sayer)

Image Gallery - photo credit: C. Sayer


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