Entrepreneur profiles, Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca, Oaxaca life, Teotitlan del Valle, weaving

Luvia’s Hands

The Hands of Luvia is an intimate photographic project, following Luvia, a Zapotec woman from Teotitlán del Valle over two months at her home. The project documents the creative process in her craft of weaving. Supported by En Vía, this project explores the idea of her primary creative tools - the hands. The hands are… Continue reading Luvia’s Hands

En Via Staff, Indigenous Culture, Responsible Tourism

Zapotec within Fundación En Vía

By Andrea Barriga. Andrea spent 7 months as En Vía's Communications and Responsible Tourism Intern. During this time, she also worked with the Microfinance Program and the Education Program, getting insight into the whole organization.  In honor of the International Year of Indigenous Languages as declared by the United Nations, we are dedicating a social… Continue reading Zapotec within Fundación En Vía

Artisan Crafts, Education, Entrepreneur profiles, Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life, Teotitlan del Valle, weaving, Workshops

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

Indigenous Culture, San Miguel del Valle, Teotitlan del Valle

Sourcing Artisan Treasures in the Central Valley of Oaxaca

Mica Miro, Responsible Tourism Program Manager for En Via, learns about the weaving process. 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… 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