Art Workshops in Guatemala

Join us !!! 
 Threads of Culture
Textile Tour  
Dr. Laurie Webster

10 - 17  September 2013
 ***   September is the ideal time weather-wise 
to visit the southwest, not too hot, not too cold, just right !!!  
(Image: Chimayo Sanctuario by Warren Capps)


hubbels trading post
Laurie built the itinerary around the world famous Hubbell Trading Post Rug Auction, which is held only twice a year -  in May and September.  

We'll fly into Albuquerque NM, spend time in Santa Fe, meet weavers and traders on the Navajo and Hopi Reservations and 


*** Museum Indian Arts and Culture - behind the scenes tour of historical textiles 


  *** take a jeep trip thru the Canyon de Chelly   

 *** Visit Walpi Pueblo and stay at the Hopi Cultural Center


 ***  meet with a spiritual medicine woman and weaver 


   *** visit a variety of trading posts and see more Southwestern weavings than you ever knew existed!!!   


*** bring along your camera and get great photo tips           

If you love meeting weavers, looking at textiles, learning about textiles, and collecting textiles, this is the trip is for you!  
*** contact  Liza  for a more detailed day to day itinerary with transportation explanation
ASAP !! 
(Image: Indian dancer by Warren Capps)     



Laurie is a well respected anthropologist (PHD from the University of Arizona Tucson) specializing in the weaving traditions of the American Southwest. She has studied southwestern textiles at museums throughout the United States and worked with many contemporary Navajo, Hopi, and Rio Grande Hispanic weavers. 

Laurie wrote Collecting the Weaver's Art: The William Claflin Collection of Southwestern Textiles, published by the Peabody Museum and co-edited  Beyond Cloth and Cordage: Archaeological Textile Research in the Americas.  In addition, she is a visiting scholar in the department of anthropology at the University of Arizona,
 a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History and at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.
So she obviously knows her southwestern textiles !!

Laurie loves travel (has been on three of our textile tours to Guatemala) and lives in southern Colorado where she works as a private textile consultant.    


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