Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Maya Textile Sale - November 7-9

November 7 - 9, with Indigena Imports of Austin, TX
St. Michael and All Angels, Parish Center,
602 N. Wilmot Rd at 5th Street

A Benefit for St. Michael’s Guatemala Project and
The Castaneda Museum of Ethnic Costume

Featured: pre-1975 traje from the Vourvoulias collection, never before shown in Tucson.  Other exceptional examples, and everyday and bargain items.
More than 300 textiles on exhibit.
Come help us celebrate cultures and artistry!

Silent Auction daily -- small, select, and varied.

Fri. Nov. 7, 5 to 8 p.m. Opening sale and Reception
Hors d’oeuvre and beverage gala.
Charles King, solo guitar.
$10 suggested donation (Fri. only), applied in full to purchases.

Sat. Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  and  Sun. Nov. 9, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sale and exhibits continue. Coffee, gratis.  Food for purchase.
Indian tacos with Maria Garcia of La Indita on Saturday!

Tucson’s Castaneda Museum cultivates appreciation and respect for the world’s peoples and cultures through the study and exhibition of hnic and folk costume.  The collection includes over 4000 textiles, ethnic dolls, and related items.

St. MIchael's Guatemala Project is a 21-year informal partnership with rural Maya of the CPR-Sierra, who became refugees within their own country during Guatemala’s 36-year internal conflict. It focuses on health needs, arts and culture, and indigenous self-determination.

The Museum will have items on display from its global collection, and Guatemala Project will offer a new selection of Maya daily use textiles from the communities served for sale.