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 culture of vibrant Oaxaca, Puebla, and Mexico City. With Chloë, visit the most beautiful and important cultural spaces of the country. Be invited into artisans’ homes 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 lectures widely, and has made ethnographic collections for the British Museum. She has also worked on television documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. Recently, she was guest-curator of the exhibition ¡Viva México! Clothing and Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum, where she is now a Research Associate.
In 2016 she was given the prestigious Ohtli award by the Mexican government, 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
- Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera
- Arts and Crafts of Mexico
- 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: Regular Cost USD 4080 double occ.
Tour close out USD 3980 double occ.
Image Gallery - photo credit: C. Sayer
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