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A Groundbreaking New Kind of Tourism Makes Rural Mexican Villages Smarter, Stronger and Richer

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Blankets and wall-hangings exemplify the meaning of “homemade” at Isabel Martínez Mendoza’s tapestry studio in Teotitlán, a small indigenous town in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. The colorful dyes are made of hand-crushed nutshells and fruits; wool is shorn directly from the sheep farm across the road and brushed flat before Mendoza’s daughters spin it into yarn and weave it into their giant wooden looms.

I am sitting cross-legged on the floor of Mendoza’s modest show-room, a cement shack painted yellow and stacked with blankets and tapestries for sale. About a dozen tourists from around the world sit in clusters read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com





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