Selvedge Textile Tour Deposit, Mexico, 30 March - 13 April 2020
Thank you for making your non-refundable 20% deposit. Please note the Textile Tour does not include international flights, insurance, visa cost and airport transfers. If you have any questions please contact Catherine Harris (email@example.com).
Total price of the tour, per person, is £6,195.00 including domestic flights, accommodation, museum entry, expert guide for the full trip, local guides, local transport and meals. This total cost is excluding international flights, insurance and visas. Subject to changes.
The Mexican aesthetic is rooted in an appreciation of materials, energised by a colour palette of indigo, cochineal and sea snail purple. Across the country, technical virtuosity has been inherited alongside a respect for the wisdom of the elders, and these elements ricochet in Mexico’s striking contemporary design scene.
Your guide for this trip will be world-renowned textile scholar, artist, and curator, Yoshiko Wada. An expert guide, she will lead you on a journey that goes beyond the surface of tourist experience. You will enjoy walking tours with local experts, hands-on workshops with artisans, intimate dinners with friends, and visits to small design studios. Yoshiko is a veteran tour leader.
Unparalleled Textiles and Craftsmanship
If you have a taste for exploration, discovery and a love of textiles and craft, then Mexico should be high on your wish list of destinations. During the tour you will see traditional candle making, natural dying, weaving and spinning.
Art and Architecture
Discover Mexico’s diverse modern architectural experimentation, as well as the work of perhaps Mexico’s most important architect, Luis Barragán. You will have the chance to visit a house designed by Barragán, which combines the lessons of Le Corbusier with the Spanish colonial tradition, as well as converted monasteries, breathtaking cathedrals, and ancient sites.
History and Culture
Mexico is steeped in history that dates from the time of the Mayan civilisation, to Spain’s colonial rule. On this tour you will visit Oaxaca, an epically historic state where you can explore ceremonial sites and sample the famous local food at traditional markets, before exploring Chiapas, a region awash with the legacy of Spanish rule and the remnants of ancient Maya civilisation, and finally thrilling to the chaos of Mexico City.
Our tour takes place over Semana Santa, one of the most important festivals in Mexico. Each community celebrates the holiday with it's own regional flavour, however, popular with the whole country is the breaking of cascarones, coloured egg shells filled with confetti, over friends and family. Churches will be filled with those attending Mass, and there will be large processions of penitents in the streets. In many cities, important religious images from the church will be displayed, traditional altars are decorated at home and in the streets, and flower decorations and palm crosses will be found everywhere.
Group sizes will be limited to no more than 14 people.