Being land-locked here in Colorado in late winter has given me a serious case of wanderlust. Not that we’ve had a brutal winter, it’s actually been mild and sunny here of late. It probably has more to do with the fact that much of Linda’s days and mine are spent working on books about textile traditions in far-flung places. I’ve been eye-ball deep in the highlands of Peru lately, and lucky for me, that’s a place where I’m very happy to spend my time. Our book projects are also taking us (if only in our mind’s eye) to the streets of Kandahar and to the villages of  Hill Tribe Laos.

Beyond that, many of our authors live and travel in far-flung places, too, so we get dispatches from Mexico and Morocco, from Peru and Guatemala, and from one author who’s on a ship teaching a semester-at-sea course. Who knows what country (or ocean?) she’s in this week. And of course, we’re plotting future books, which involves trips to yet more places, but you’ll find out about that soon enough!
In the meantime, join me in a bit of armchair adventure to the lands of Thrums Books, past and present.


Chinchero, Peru. Photo by Joe Coca from Faces of Tradition.


On the road, near San Juan Cotzal, Guatemala. Photo by Joe Coca from Traditional Weavers of Guatemala.
Oaxaca Stories in Cloth
Photo by Eric Mindling from Oaxaca Stories in Cloth, Thrums Books 2016
Land and Sea
Houaphon Province in Laos. Photo by Joe Coca.
Land and Sea
Khamak embroidery in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Photo by Mary Littrell.
Land and Sea
Young woman in Chiapas, Mexico. Photo by Sheri Brautigam from Textile Fiestas of Mexico.
Chamula, Chiapas Next Generation
Officials in Chamula, Chiapas, Mexico. Photo by Janet Schwartz from from Maya Threads: A Woven History of Chiapas.
Santa Anvelina Falls, Quiche, Guatemala. Photo by Joe Coca from Traditional Weavers of Guatemala.
Children of Accha Alta play in the dramatic landscape of home. Photo from Weaving in the Peruvian Highlands by Paula Trevisan.


2 thoughts on “BY LAND AND BY SEA

  1. Minerva says:

    on Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment di7d1#82&n;t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say fantastic blog!

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