weaving

  • September 7, 2016  

    When President Obama took the stage at the Asean Summit, he stood at a podium decorated with traditional Lao textiles, made by the first American company allowed to do business in the country since the Vietnam War. Special correspondent Mike Cerre profiles the weaver whose company has improved diplomatic relations and economic stability and helped save an endangered craft. Continue reading

  • September 5, 2015   BY  

    For centuries, the indigenous Mixtec people of Mexico’s Oaxaca region have used the purple dye that comes from milking a sea snail to make their brightly colored clothing, but the snail – and their way of life – is in danger. Continue reading