Groups from the Past!

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Here are 46 photos of past travelers’ groups, all the best ones we could find so far; see if your group is here! Not in chronological order; more to come. Let me know if I have any incorrect dates. I feel lucky to have known all these wonderful people!

MOROCCO 2016: At an Argan tree with the goats (right above Ali’s head) who like to eat the nuts; Jan holds a baby goat.


TURKEY 2012: Among the columns of the Athena Temple overlooking the sea at Assos-Behramkale.


NORTHEAST INDIA 2016: At the Tawang Nunnery with drivers Daniel, Manoj and Nomo, at left. Littlest nun on my lap.


MEXICO 2010: We were serenaded by guitar-playing musicians during our final dinner in Oaxaca; with Chloe Sayer.


INDIA 2009: To enter a New Delhi mosque, we donned colorful but very modest bag dresses!


Peru 2015: We visited the little-known Museo del Andres Castillo, known more for minerals than ancient artifacts.


TURKEY 2007:  Knitters hit the huge Yarn Market near the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.


MEXICO 2013: Visiting the municipal art museum near Oaxaca city, with Chloe Sayer, far right.


MALI 2010: Our Tuareg friend Halis showed us around his Sahara Desert town of Timbuktu; yes, it’s real!


GUATEMALA 2014: We are suited up for the ride across Lake Atitlan to Santiago Atitlan, to see embroidered huipiles.


PERU & BOLIVIA 2005: My super students from University of CA Davis Summer School Abroad ‘World Textiles’ class; Tiwanaku.


TURKEY 2008: Learning how rugs are knotted and woven, in a little carpet shop in Cappadocia.


PERU and BOLIVIA 2006:  Private tour ladies relaxing and knitting at the lakeside Titicaca hotel, before heading into La Paz.


THAILAND 2006:  UREP Weaving research group at dinner break by the Mekong River after photographing silk ikat processes.


Athena Temple- Steve Chun

TURKEY 2014: Amidst huge columns of the Athena Temple at Assos-Behramkale; guide Zeynep bottom right. (Steve Chun photo)


Gutemala 2015:  Private Tour with Ruth and Miep; at Tikal Nationl Park. We had just seen capuchin monkeys swinging!


TURKEY 2014:  At the UNESCO World Heritage site of Divrigi, beautiful and historical hospital-mosque complex.


TURKEY: Hiking around Cappadocia’s eroded sandstone formations and visiting the beautifully painted cave churches.


MEXICO:  Waiting for the embroiderer to come back so we can see his work! Juchitan. Chloe Sayer, far left.


MOROCCO 2016: Leaving the Marrakech medina for the Majorelle Museum to see the Berber jewelry.


MEXICO 2010: Lunch in Teotitlan del Valle, famous rug weaving town, outside of Oaxaca.


TURKEY: The Muchachas group at the famous and exquisite Blue Mosque in Istanbul.


LAOS 2009: We donated school supplies and met the teachers and girls at a rural elementary school.


TURKEY: We have just spent the night in a village homestay; super guide Fatih and best driver Ahmet at left!


Showing off our beautiful scarves! Turkey

TURKEY 2012: Showing off our hand block-printed scarves in Tokat. Many friends from Alaska on this trip.


INDIA 2013:  Happy with our hand-dyed and tied silk scarves made with the help of a Master Dyer! Bhuj town.


ARGENTINA 2016: Knitters gather at the Estancia; Rebecca and Maria on either side of Cynthia, cooked our fabulous food!


MALI 2012    Headed out for the drive to San, the mudcloth (bogolan fini) village, to meet the artist, and try mud painting.


INDIA 2017   We’re proud of the cotton scarves we stamped with hand-carved blocks; friend Deepak owns the print studio.


MALI 2012   Celebration during the nighttime part of childhood friend Papou’s wedding festival in Barou’s hometown of Segou.


BOLIVIA 2006   At the Cruz mask-maker studio before heading to Oruro for Carnival; La Paz


GUATEMALA 2016: Dear friend Tomasa with us at a restaurant outside of Patzun. She embroidered my huipil.


ARGENTINA 2016:  Taking a break on our Street Art Tour in Buenos Aires. It’s everywhere and all legal!


GUATEMALA 2014: Leaving the hotel for the airport, to fly to the Tikal Mayan ruins in the jungle.


MOROCCO 2008: Travelers at Volubilis Roman ruins; 32-day private tour. Mali and Ghana were next….


MOROCCO 2017   Camel riding group! We rode and climbed the golden-pink Sahara dunes to see the sun set.


INDIA 2015  Ladies play dress-up in Saris at the Good-bye Party on the Brahmaputra River beach!


INDIA 2017   Checking out the organic cotton fields. The guide sews his own exquisite handspun cotton clothes!


CAMBODIA 2015  Angkor Thom – Ancient Khmer temple with strangler fig roots, and our driver, Sai.


GHANA 2011:  At Jamestown fishing port with guide Mark who showed us the fish varieties and boat building processes.


ARGENTINA 2015  Happy Knitters’ group with Joji Locatelli and Alejandra Pont, and many other great knitters!


INDIA 2011: New Delhi visit to the Qu’tub Minar with great guide Manish.


PERU 2009: We’re headed out to see ruins of the biggest mud city in the world, called ChanChan, on the northern coast.


INDIA 2011: Showing off our hand-tied and dyed silk scarves with the master bandhini artist; Bhuj.