Oaxaca life

Learning from BII DAÜÜ (Sacred Wind) – this Teotitlán-based cooperative teaches us about the art (and science!) of using natural dyes

By: Eda Tajuddin- Responsible Tourism Manager Following our successful crowdfunding campaign over winter 2017, En Vía has been offering specialized courses within our Education Program. That means workshops and classes that are more relevant to the different businesses owned by the women entrepreneurs in En Vía. Earlier this year, we held special courses on “English… Continue reading Learning from BII DAÜÜ (Sacred Wind) – this Teotitlán-based cooperative teaches us about the art (and science!) of using natural dyes

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Indigenous Culture

Sourcing Artisan Treasures in the Central Valley of Oaxaca

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland The state of Oaxaca regularly serves as a target destination for leagues of visitors, given the temperate climate, enticing cuisine and rich cultural diversity. While these aspects are sufficient in stirring up a siren call to yearning travel hearts, it is the work of local artisans that are the… Continue reading Sourcing Artisan Treasures in the Central Valley of Oaxaca

Teotitlan del Valle

Danza de la Pluma: Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland The fragrance of fresh flowers intermingles with the aroma of handmade tamales as preparations for the annual Danza de la Pluma (Dance of the Feather) come together in the pueblo of Teotitlán del Valle. I grip my arms, looking back and waving to the group of little girls who I… Continue reading Danza de la Pluma: Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca

San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya

In focus: San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland Legs settled into a wooden pew, I lean my head back to gaze over an abundant garden of blooms. Hues of tangerine and indigo dance above me, along with a relic of German history that meditates in silence – a storied history hidden inside intricately painted pipes. It’s 10am… Continue reading In focus: San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya

San Miguel Del Valle

In focus: San Miguel del Valle

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland  Rolling mountain terrain presides over tan fields of parched grass as we wind our way east from Oaxaca de Juárez, past Santa María del Tule, Tlacolula de Matamoros, and eventually pulling to a stop in San Miguel del Valle. This community sits under the watchful eye of La Mujer… Continue reading In focus: San Miguel del Valle