Día 74 // The entire community of Teotitlán, Oaxaca, relies on the weaving industry to support its economy, and Isabel's family is no exception. She, her husband, and their five children work tirelessly to construct their intricate rugs and tapestries in a process that can only be described as homemade every step of the way: They buy wool directly from a local sheep farmer, brush it down until it's thin enough to spin into yarn, dye the yarn with homemade pigments made from flowers and nut shells, and then stitch, stitch, stitch in silence, their hulking wooden looms creating a symphony of their own. The family keeps their business afloat with the help of zero-interest loans from @fundacionenvia, a local microfinance company that relies on tourism to support its borrowers. As an added bonus, when tours come through Isabel's home, it's almost guaranteed they'll sell a tapestry or two. #100DaysOfMexico #microfinance #oaxaca
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  • carlicitaDía 74 // The entire community of Teotitlán, Oaxaca, relies on the weaving industry to support its economy, and Isabel's family is no exception. She, her husband, and their five children work tirelessly to construct their intricate rugs and tapestries in a process that can only be described as homemade every step of the way: They buy wool directly from a local sheep farmer, brush it down until it's thin enough to spin into yarn, dye the yarn with homemade pigments made from flowers and nut shells, and then stitch, stitch, stitch in silence, their hulking wooden looms creating a symphony of their own. The family keeps their business afloat with the help of zero-interest loans from @fundacionenvia, a local microfinance company that relies on tourism to support its borrowers. As an added bonus, when tours come through Isabel's home, it's almost guaranteed they'll sell a tapestry or two. #100DaysOfMexico #microfinance #oaxaca

  • travelswithwhiskyIs there anyway to buy a tapestry from afar?
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