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Women of Vida Nueva w/natural dye yarns
Sustaining Cultures offers a range of fairly traded indigenous and traditional arts and crafts primarily from the western hemisphere.  We particulalry feature Zapotecan rugs, Ceramics from Nicaragua, Alebrijes from Oaxaca, and La Chamba Clay Cookware from Colombia.

We sell these and other fair trade arts and crafts mostly at open air markets in Summit and Eagle counties in Colorado from June to Sept.  We are beginning to offer these products on line as well and this site currently contains our offering of La Chamba Clay Cookware for both retail and wholesale customers.  Other products pictured below will be added to the store during 2013.  Please take advantage of this site now to place your order for La Chamba Clay Cookware. You can learn more about Sustaining Cultures at

24 x 24 inch yarn painting
The Huichol (Huichole in Mexico are regarded by some as the most intact indigenous culture in the northern western hemisphere. Their art work in the form of yarn paintings, bead work, and embroidery is a direct connection to their culture and lives.
Zapotecan Weavings
Sustaining Cultures works directly with the womens' weaving cooperative Vida Nueva in the community of Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico. This group of 14 Zapotecan women offer premium weavings in traditional designs and in a variety of sizes.
Nicaraguan Pottery
Hand Crafted Pottery from the Pueblo of San Juan de Oriente in Nicaragua.