Nicaragua: Indigenous Weaving Cooperative And Community
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Support An Indigenous Community Of Women Weavers By Visiting Their Workshop And Store, Followed By An Amazing Hike.
5726 Winding Woods Tr., Dallas, TX 75227
Telares El Chile cooperative began in the 1980’s to reintroduce traditional cotton dyeing and weaving to this indigenous community. Now, a third generation of women teach weaving classes as well as producing wallets, purses and backpacks for sale. It’s a successful example of preserving a people’s historic culture and your participation sustains their efforts. Also, you will visit another workshop where the women use one of the world’s oldest weaving techniques.
Later hike up to the viewpoint of Cerro El Chile, where there is a 360-degree view of the valley and surrounding mountains. Finally, share a traditional lunch in the home of one of the weavers, giving you an inside look at their lifestyle. You have the opportunity to purchase handicrafts directly from the artistic women who produce them.