Deadline: Friday, November 01, 2013

Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco

The Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC) will be hosting their second Tinkuy de Tejedores (Gathering of Weavers) in November, 2013. The first one was held in 2010, and was attended by more than 400 people from a dozen countries of the Americas.

The 2013 event will be three days in duration, Nov 12-15, add-on workshops and tours to weaving communities in the Peruvian highlands. It will consist of keynote presentations by internationally-known textile authorities, plus hands-on workshops and demonstrations by weavers, spinners, and knitters from the Americas and beyond.

Working relationships will be with Event Director Hilda Roque and Director for the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, Nilda Callañaupa. The internship will include working with a local tour company that will handle international visitors and land tours, answering inquiries from foreign attendees, overseeing publicity and marketing in English-speaking countries, and other responsibilities as needed.

The ideal candidate will be fluent in English and Spanish, comfortable working with indigenous people, experienced in organizing groups and events, conversant in general business and office software (Microsoft Office Word, Excel, etc), have strong  communication skills, and possession of a lively sense of adventure.
Please contact Nilda Callañaupa at for more details.


“HERBARIO” in Antigua, Guatemala



January 14 – March 8, 2012

Marie-Noëlle Fontan’s prime materials are plants and their own forms and textures: roots, stems, pods and leaves, which maintain their form but not their order. This material is collected during Marie-Noëlle’s frequent travels.

Tangling, handling, spinning and weaving plants on her loom, she achieves her own form of landscaping to nourish our senses and imagination.


Marie-Noëlle’s work can be deemed as a return to the natural sources in textile art.

This week she inaugurated her exhibition “HERBARIO” in Guatemala, which will be open to the public until March 8.

Contact the artist:

—Silvia Piza-Tandlich, translation