“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature–the assurance that dawn comes after night and spring after winter. ” Rachel Carson
In celebration of Earth Day, we have a reprise of last year’s post–updated with some of our favorite places on earth—and some of our favorite people in those places. People who know the infinitely healing refrains of nature, people who view the earth as sustenance, spirit, home.
Usila, Oaxaca, Mexico. Photo by Eric Mindling from . Oaxaca Stories in Cloth
Fields of Morocco, photo by Joe Coca from . Women Artisans of Morocco
Houaphan Province, Laos. Photo by Joe Coca from . Silk Weavers of Hill Tribe Laos
Santa Anvelina Falls, Quiche, Guatemala. Photo by Joe Coca from . Traditional Weavers of Guatemala
Simeon Gutierrez and his family perform an alpaca fertility rite in Accha Alta, Peru. Photo by the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco from . Weaving in the Peruvian Highlands
Felipe Luis in Santiago Yaitepec, Oaxaca, Mexico. Photo by Eric Mindling from Oaxaca Stories in Cloth.
A young Maya woman in Cancuc, Chiapas, Mexico. Photo by Walter F. Morris Jr. from . Maya Threads
In the Peruvian Highlands near Chinchero. Photo by Joe Coca from Secrets of Spinning, Weaving, and Knitting in the Peruvian Highlands.
Camels in the desert near Zaouit Amelkis, Morocco. Photo by Susan Schaefer Davis from . Women Artisans from Morocco
Patabamba, Peru. Photo by Joe Coca from . Faces of Tradition
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Photo by Joe Coca from . Traditional Weavers of Guatemala
Photographer Joe Coca and Publisher Linda Ligon waiting for the sun to rise in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona
Vicenta Hernandez, Santiago Apoala, Oaxaca, Mexico. Photo by Eric Mindling from . Oaxaca Stories in Cloth
Happy Earth Day,
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