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Indigenous Weaving Cooperative and Community (Half Day Tour from Matagalpa)

Support an indigenous community of women weavers by visiting their workshop and store, followed by a hike to a 360 degree view of the valley and mountains.  Last, share lunch with a weaver’s family for an informal glimpse of their culture.

USD $42.00USD $117.00

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Indigenous Weaving Cooperative and Community (Half Day Tour from Matagalpa)

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Highlights

  • Support indigenous women struggling to maintain a beautiful weaving tradition
  • Hike to the 360 degree view of the valley and mountains
  • Share a traditional lunch with one of the weaving families

Description

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.

Duration: 5 – 6 hours

Whats Included

  • Expert, bilingual guide
  • All vehicle transportation for duration of tour.
  • Traditional lunch with an indigenous family.
  • All entrance fees.

Important Notes

Things to bring :

  • Hiking shoes
  • Long pants
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen

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El Chile, Département de Matagalpa, Nicaragua

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El Chile, Département de Matagalpa, Nicaragua 12.840331, -85.821425

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