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natural dyes

vida nueva makes all their dyes from natural plants. she demonstrated for us how to make shades of red-orange-purple using very few elements, principally a fungus that grows on cactus called cochinia which produces a red color when smushed.
incredible oaxaca and transition to independent study

April 16th 2007
We have been traveling around the state of Oaxaca for the last 3 weeks. We were in Oaxaca city for the first week, then we went into the mountains to stay in a village called Conulalpam. After that we came back to the city for a couple days before taking off for the coast of Oaxaca, to a beach town called Mazunte. At this moment I am back in San Cristobal, in Tierra Adentro in fact (where the ... read more
North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Mazunte

Mexican Flag The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst... ... read more
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