Yours to Mine, Giving is Hand to Hand

“Giving is, first and every time, hand to hand,
Mine to yours, yours to mine.”
Alberto Ríos


 Catarina spins with a touch that turns clouds into thread. Photo by Joe Coca from the book Traditional Weavers of Guatemala.

It’s the gift-giving, and gift-finding, season. Enjoy the bounty of gifts so vivid in each of these photos from the pages of Thrums Books. May you discover new ways  to celebrate, wonder, and give.

The Gift of Celebration


Celebrants at Guelaguetza in Oaxaca, Mexico. Photo by Alejandro Aquino from our book Textile Fiestas of Mexico.

The Gift Of Discovery


Llamas roam the countryside near Patabamba, Peru. Photo by Joe Coca from Faces of Tradition.

The Gift Of Sisterhood

Left to Right: The Churunel Sisters from Solola, Guatemala, photo by Joe Coca from Rug Money; The Teller sisters, authors of Spider Woman’s Children, photo by Joe Coca; the daughters of Nargisa, photo by Mary Littrell from Embroidering within Boundaries.

The Gift Of Tradition

Chamula, Chiapas Next Generation

The Gift Of WonderVolunteer policemen line up in traditional tunics of Chamula, Chiapas, Mexico. Photo by Janet Schwartz from Maya Threads.

The Gift of Wonder

Fadma Buhassi proudly shows her hennaed hands. Photo by Joe Coca from Women Artisans of Morocco.

The Gift Of Beauty

Gorgeous handwoven silk from Laos. Photo by Joe Coca from the book Silk Weavers of Hill Tribe Laos.

The Gift Of Joy

Oaxaca Stories in Cloth

Juana Perez in a traditional huipil from Oaxaca, Mexico. Photo by Eric Mindling from Oaxaca Stories in Cloth.

The Gift of Generations


Lynda Teller Pete mentors her niece in Navajo weaving. Photo by Joe Coca from the book Spider Woman’s Children.

The Gift Of Color

Rug Money

A glorious rug from the Multicolores rug-hooking cooperative. Photo by Joe Coca from the book Rug Money.

The Gift Of Culture

Oxchuch huipil

A couple from Oxchuch, Chiapas, Mexico. Photograph by Alfredo Martinez from the book A Textile Guide to the Highlands of Chiapas.

The Gift of the World


Lake Atitlan and the town of Panajachel. Photo by Joe Coca from the book Rug Money.


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