Josefina and Women in Weaving

Join us for a morning with the women´s weaving collective in Teotitlán del Valle, the village known for it´s use of natural dyes in the weaving of gorgeous “tapetes” (rugs) and other linens. Las Mujeres que Tejen were the first group of women to organize in Teotitlán, so that their work could be collectivized and they´d have the opportunity to sell in a traditionally male-dominated marketplace. This enabled them to organize other tasks like childcare and cooking so that they could weave and also sell their own work. Many years later, their project is still in motion, although you can bear witness to a lot of changes in the village surrounding them.

What to Expect

Step One: Write to us and request this experience, telling us how many people are in your small group and what your dates of availability are.

Step Two: Once we’ve found a date that works for our hosts and for your group, we will send you a Paypal request for a deposit for your experience or an invitation to sign up using our website calendar. (Feel free to check our calendar for the experiences we currently have confirmed!) *

*Your experience will be open to additional folks to join unless your group is composed of 6+ people or you reserve a private experience at an additional cost.

You can see our refund policy here.

Step Three: We will meet you at Tlayudona, located inside the Plaza San Cristóbal in street M. Bravo 210 local C, Centro.

Experience Includes:

  • Transportation leaving from/returning to Tlayudona, M Bravo
  • A morning in Teotitlán del Valle with Doña Josefina and the Women who Weave collective
  • A cultural and practical talk about weaving and women´s experiences in the dyeing/weaving world
  • Tostadas, agua de sabor, and a complimentary mezcalito
  • The opportunity to purchase rugs and other linens directly from Doña Josefina and the collective without paying  mark-ups from downtown shops

Logistics and Cost

Time Involvement – 4 Hours

Transportation – Provided from your residence or a central location to Teotitlán/back

Costs and Minimums – 1,125 MXN per person if you are signing up two people. 1,015 MXN if you are signing up 3 or more people.

Wondering why our costs have changed recently? We have gone through an elaborate process of taking the utmost precaution to protect ourselves and our community during these trying times. Part of this effort was an investment into sanitization products, application equipment and other health-related measures. The priciest factor behind our new costs, though, is the reduction of our vehicular capacity for your safety and for the safety of our drivers and translators. This requires additional vehicles, drivers, gas, and maintenance. Your health is important to us though, as is the sustainability of our project. Part of sustainability requires us to implement self-care so that we can continue offering experiences, in addition to taking any and every measure possible to reduce risk for our guests. Yes, we are aware that some other companies are cramming strangers into tour vans. Nope, we aren’t them.

There is a minimum of 2 people for this experience. If you are a single person who would like to sign up for this experience, you can cover the minimum cost of 2 people or write to us to see when we have this experience on the calendar with that minimum requirement already met.