Indigenous Culture, Teotitlan del Valle

Sowing Seeds: preserving a culture and saving the earth

Four years ago Margarita Mendoza García and her two daughters would weave beautiful tapetes, or wool rugs, using chemical dyes. The practice of using chemical dyes was all that Margarita had ever known. She said the knowledge of her predecessors; of the seeds, fruits, flowers and leaves that grow wild in the mountains that buffer… Continue reading Sowing Seeds: preserving a culture and saving the earth

En Via Events, Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life

Hard Work & Heart’s Desires: New Year’s at Las Cuevitas

By Kim Groves. The year 2012 was a wonderful year of growth and success for the women of En Vía. Many have seen real changes for the better in their businesses and positive effects on their families. Elodia, from the town of Tlacochahuaya, is prou...

Indigenous Culture, Teotitlan del Valle

Learning about Culture: En Vía Enjoys a Celebration in Teotitlán

Text and Photos by Heather Hutcheson Most people know Teotitlán del Valle as a place to buy colorful wool rugs and as a place to learn about weaving as an art form, but there is much more to know about the rich and important cultural traditions in...

En Via Events, Teotitlan del Valle

Harnessing the Power of Technology – En Via’s Internet Classes in Teotitlan

By Charlotte Newman. Photos by Kim Groves I didn’t know what to expect the first time I walked into the Ciber Doña Lola internet café to give my first computer class in Teotitlan. How many women would come? What would they know? More importantly, ...