8th ANNUAL TEXTILE SALE to Benefit Maya Youth

Friday October 28th & Saturday October 29th, 2022
11 am – 5 pm, NMSU University Museum Lobby, Kent Hall, 1280 E. University Ave., Las Cruces, New Mexico

2 pm SaturdayDr. Carol Hendrickson, Professor Emerita of Anthropology, Marlboro College, Vermont, will speak about her work in Guatemala since the 1980s. Her talk is entitled:

“Maya Traditional Dress and the Cutting Edge of Fashion.”

20% discount for all students!

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. Weaving for Justice partners with the Maya Educational Foundation in this project (www.mayaedufound.org). Contact weavingforjustice@gmail.org for more information.

The NMSU University Museum will have a Day of the Dead altar display in the Courtyard during our fundraiser. All are welcome to put up an altar in the courtyard!  Set up is on Friday 10/28 from 9 am on.  You can pack up your altar on Saturday after the event is over, or the Museum staff has kindly offered to arrange to open the courtyard on Sunday (10/30) or the following Monday (10/31) for you to pick up your altar.

Parking at NMSU is free on campus on Saturdays and Sundays. On other days, single-day and weekly NMSU visitor parking permits  are available through the NMSU website: https://park.nmsu.edu/visitor/

Photo by Aurelia Holliman of Lisa Arenibas modeling a huipil from Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, woven before the 1970s and donated to Weaving for Justice by linguist, Dr. Laura Martin
Christine Eber’s home ofrenda for Day of the Dead, 2020