Over 1,000 treasures from the collections of seventy-two donors will be available for sale. In addition to textiles from Mesoamerica, items from other parts of Latin America, including huipils (women’s blouses), yardage of cloth, table runners, jewelry, books, Cuban film posters, and tourist items will be for sale.
All proceeds from sales of donations will go to Maya students in Belize, Guatemala, and Chiapas, Mexico to help them continue studying, despite the many obstacles they face.
This year we are honored to have two special guest-speakers at our annual scholarship fundraiser sale. Norma Subuyuj is a Kaqchikel-speaking Maya woman from Santo Domingo Xenacoj, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala, who completed a degree in business at the University of Rafael Landivar in Antigua, Guatemala with support from a Maya Educational Foundation scholarship. Since then she has gone on to run her own textile business, Textiles Nakoj, near Antigua. Norma will be accompanied in Las Cruces by Elisabeth Nicholson, Director since 2010 of the Maya Educational Foundation based in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Since 2015, Weaving for Justice has been partnering with the Foundation to raise scholarships for Maya youth in Belize, Chiapas and Guatemala. Please join us to welcome these two inspiring women.
The sale will be held on Friday October 27th from 11 AM – 7 PM & Saturday October 28th, 11 AM – 5 PM in the lobby of the NMSU University Museum, Kent Hall, 1280 E. University Ave., Las Cruces, New Mexico. Parking is free on campus on Saturdays. Other days single-day and weekly visits parking permits are available through the NMSU website: https://park.nmsu.edu/visitor. For more information about the Museum and current exhibits, visit https://univmuseum.nmsu.edu/