The 10th international Shibori Symposium in Oaxaca Mexico

‘Encuentros culturales – Cultural Encounters’ at the 10th International Shibori Symposium by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada The city and state of Oaxaca was the stage on which international and local participants celebrated the 10th International Shibori Symposium (10iss), 15 to 20 November 2016. Spanning over three weeks, 10iss offered five pre-and post-symposium tours, eight groups of day excursions to Oaxaca regions, and numerous hands-on workshops in addition to paper presentations, seminars, discussion forums, and exhibition gallery tours. Over 300 hundred artists, artisans, scholars, teachers, designers, entrepreneurs, and textile enthusiasts from Mexico and around the world gathered in Mesoamerica for a meaningful exchange of knowledge, practice, tradition, and friendship.