Author Presents Traveler’s Guide to Mexico’s Celebrations and Markets at October 7 Event


Ever wanted to explore the lively markets and festivals of Mexico in search of authentic artisan finds, but don’t know where to start? Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Shops in Old Town – renowned itself for a vibrant selection of clothing and textiles from all over the world – will host author Sheri Brautigam for a signing of her new book, Textile Fiestas of Mexico: A Traveler’s Guide to Celebrations, Markets and Smart Shopping, on October 7, 12–3 p.m.

Brautigam fell in love with Mexican traditions and culture at 19 years old as a student in Mexico City, and has been following her passion ever since. After receiving an English Language Fellowship for Central Mexico to train English teachers in 2007, she began to document her travels throughout the country, while reveling in the beauty of traditional Mexican textiles, and amassing her own collection along the way.

“Textile Fiestas of Mexico is for anyone who wants to experience firsthand the magnificent textiles of Mexico but needs a little help to discover the best sources,” says Brautigam. “With this guide, readers will be able to enthusiastically and confidently shop these fascinating fairs and markets, and discover beautiful traditional textile cultures.”

During the signing, Brautigam will show slides and discuss the clothing and textiles worn at celebrations in the many regions of Mexico, and the unique histories behind them. Light refreshments will be served as guests peruse a marketplace-like setting of the Mexican clothing and textiles offered at Bazaar del Mundo.

Copies of Textile Fiestas of Mexico: A Traveler’s Guide to Celebrations, Markets and Smart Shopping will be available for purchase at Bazaar del Mundo for $24.95.