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Some of Terra Experiences 18 " Fair Trade Doll Doll Clothes
and the Artisans who make them.

These beautiful handmade outfits fit American Girl Doll.  They help you and your doll explore the another culture south of the border, the Mayan World.  Your fair trade purchase also helps keep the Weavers' children in school and meet other needs of the families.  Won't you give a gift that
keeps on giving, is beautiful and has a wonderful story to go with it?  Check out
Terra Experience Doll Clothes page to learn more & purchase.


Fun Events to find Terra Experience in  December 2015

You can always find us on the web (http://terraexperience.com)  or in a corner of Stony Hill Antiques,
(2140 Regent St, Madison, WI 53726 or phone (608)231-1247).    
For some extra fun come visit us and others at:

Date City Event Location & Details
Nov 27 to Dec 23



Chicago Fair Trade Pop-up-Shop

Terra Experience will have a booth  at CFT’s Popup Shop.  Lots of 18" Doll Clothes and other fun stuff.  The shop will open the day after Thanksgiving, 
November 27th  through December 23.

  • Mondays: Closed (but open Monday Dec 21 from 12-7

  • Tuesdays-Fridays: 12-7

  • Saturdays: 11-7

  • Sundays: 12-5.

2031 N. Damen, Chicago IL

Some pictures from the Chicago Fair Trade Popup Store:
December 5, 2015 Madison

Madison 19th Fair Trade Holiday Festival

Saturday, December 5, 2015
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Monona Terrace Exhibition Hall,
1 John Nolen Dr, Madison 
next to the indoor Farmers' Market) 

More information:   FTHF Website


November 13, 2015 --- Just added some San Antonio Palopo Huipils to our Website.

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November 1, 2015  ---  Just added some Chichicastenago Huipils to our Website.

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September 4, 2015 ---   Want to know more about Guatemalan Weaving and Textiles?

Just updated the Terra Experience  Mayan Culture Page page with books we have for sale including many excellent references on:

Also just created a complete bibliography of references on Mayan Weaving and Textiles that I have on my shelf on the page.  A few of the books have for sale are pictured below.

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Many Museo Ixchael Publications ----
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September 3, 2015 --- Amazing things are happening in Guatemala!!!

A nonviolent protest leads to political change in Guatemala.
I hope and pray that in the next elections the Guatemalan people will find and elect someone who has the long-term best interests of the Guatemalan people, environment, socioeconomic justice and long-term-future in mind - rather than someone who is corrupt and only interested in lining his/her pockets and those of his/her friends.

NYT Article on What Happened:: 
Guatemala Swears in New President After Perez Molina Resigns

BBC Article on How it Happened :
  How Guatemalans Daring to Say What They Think

Aug 10 2015 ---  Just added quite a number of Totonicapan belts to our Totonicapan page:
Totonicapan Guatemala (Quiche) Mayan Huipils and Textiles from Terra Experience
They have incredibly finely brocaded designs and one end that has warm colors and the other
 cool colors so the can match whatever you are wearing.


Aug 8 2015 --- Just updated our Chichicastenago belt page to include 2015 belts ---  Some beautiful ones!!!








July 25, 2015  --- Just updated crocheted doll hat and shoe page with many new colors.  Click on the pictures to get to the styles you like.
Many of the shoes and hats look great together!!!



June 20th, 2015 ---  Just added some great additions to our children's and young adult book page:

    Bilingual in Spanish



May 26, 2015 -  Just updated our Children's Book Page .  Now have good descriptions of the books
 and ages for the books included. Some examples of the books available:

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April 13, 2015 - Just added some new shirts from San Antonio Palopo

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S_SAP_15G  Youth

S_SAP_15H  Youth

S_SAP_15I  Youth/Ma

S_SAP_15J  Youth/Man

S_SAP_15K  Man

S_SAP_15L  Man

S_SAP_15M  Man
The Book, "A Family from Guatemala",  tells the story of life in San Antonio Palopo

April 10, 2015 - Some other paintings found in 2015


April 5, 2015 - Just got my taxes finished so put on some new paintings from Angelina Quic.


March 22, 2015 -  Yes I am a bit bit late at adding news.  But it is happening.  Happy New Year & Happy Spring!!!

Here are some beautiful Chajul Huipils I picked up and just put on the web. Check out
Chajul Guatemala (Ixil) Mayan Huipils and Textiles from Terra Experience
if you would like to see more pictures or to purchase.


Folk Art Embroidered Tapestries
--- Here are some of the new embroidered tapestries we got in 2015.The small pictures really don't do them justice.  If you would like to see larger versions or purchase them click on:

December 16, 2014 -


Just learned that Green American recognized Terra Experience as one of 12 Socially and Environmentally
Responsible Retailers for 2014 Holiday season!!!

Check out the article by clicking on the snow person picture.     

December 13, 2014 -  Just added  beautiful Natural Dyed Scarves from San Juan La Laguna.  A nice gift for you or others.

Natural Dye Scarves
Look great on your scarf rack!

Hand-dyed and woven on a
 back-strap  loom with
much skill and time by
San Juan La Laguna
Women's Groups.



November 28, 2014 ---  Chicago Fair Trade Pop-up-Shop. Opens today!!!! 

Here are pictures of the shop and some Terra Experience's Doll Clothes at the shop. Also the Guatemalan weavers who made it possible for your doll to have a hand-woven fair trade 18" doll outfit from Guatemala.   The shop will open the day after Thanksgiving, November 28th and will run through December 24. Open Tuesdays-Saturdays 12-7, and 12-5 on Sundays.  2031 N. Damen, Chicago IL .  If you can't make it to Chicago check out:  http://terraexperience.com/DC_doll_clothes.html

Nov 3, 2014 -  Shows Terra Experience will be at in November and December!  Come say hi!!!!

Date City Event Location & Details


Nov 9 Chicago

Old St. Pat's Solidarity Market

Sunday, November 9th, 2014.
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
700 W. Adams, Chicago, 60661

Nov 23

Fair Trade Sale at Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ

Sunday, November 23, 2014
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
1501 Gilbert Rd, Madison, WI 53711

Nov 28 - Dec 24 Chicago

Chicago Fair Trade Pop-up-Shop

Terra Experience will have a booth  at CFT’s Popup Shop.  Lots of 18" Doll Clothes and other fun stuff. 

The shop will open the day after Thanksgiving, November 28th and will run through December 24. Open Tuesdays-Saturdays 12-7, and 12-5 on Sundays.

2031 N. Damen, Chicago IL

Dec 6


Madison 18th Fair Trade Holiday Festival

Saturday, December 6, 2014
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monona Terrace Exhibition Hall, 1 John Nolen Dr, Madison (
next to the indoor Farmers' Market)
More information:   FTHF Website

If past years are any indication (and we suspect they are) we will have a dazzling array of fair trade products from around the world.


Oct10, 2014 -  Some Santiago At

August 26 2014 -   Some beautiful Huipils from Santiago Atitlan that I finally got on the web.
Click on pictures to get to the page listing.

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SA_13-14 woman

SA_13-15 woman

SA_14-1 woman

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June 28 -  Time Flies.  Just got through putting 12 new Santiago Sacatepuez morgas or skirts on the web.
Check our corte and morga page.  They are beautiful indigo colored and have colorful embroidered randa's.














April 7, 2014 - Check out fun for everyone --  Just updated

Fun Stuff for Everyone



April 6, 2014 - ` Some beautiful San Pedro Sacatapequez huipils we finally got on the web:

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SPS_012   woman

SPS_013   woman

SPS_014  woman

SPS_017  woman

SPS_018   woman

SPS_020  woman

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SPS_029    woman

SPS_012-B girl/ sm. woman

SPS_012-C girl/ sm. woman

SPS_012-G  girl/ sm. woman

March 28, 2014 -  Some of the new colors we have in soft cotton San Antonio Palopo Scarves

March 26, 2014 -  New Products from Te
rra Experience. Click on pictures to see and purchase.

Beautiful Glass Beaded Bracelets from Guatemala 
Scroll down to see the pictures. Choose your favorites and order them at the bottom of the pictures !

Style A

Style B

Style C

Style D

 I bought these bracelets from a friend who has diabetes. Terra Experience is devoting any profit from sale of these bracelets to helping her pay for her medicine and her children's (and grandchildren's) education.

Velvet Bags & Eyeglass Cases from Guatemala 
We finally have restocked this popular product.  We also have velvet eyeglass cases

March 16, 2014 -  Our shipment finally arrived 3/13 -  just got santos and woodcarvings page updates with new finds including some
nice wood panels with Guadalupe and have Angelina's small paintings on the web now.


Feb 21, 2014 -  New Large Paintings by Angelina Quic from our 2014 trip.  To see and purchase got to:

Feb 14, 2014 -   Friendship Bracelets http://www.terraexperience.com/P_friendship_bracelets_Guatemalan.html -
Just realized I never have put friendship bracelets that Terra Experience sells at shows and at the shop on the web.
 After a couple requests -  here they are.  I will soon be putting pictures of the artisans who make them on the web and
(if I can remember how to do so) putting a video of one of the artisan's showing Josefina how she makes a them.
Here are some of the friendship bracelets we have. 

Style A1

Style C1

Style B1

Style D1

Feb 8, 2014 -  Another year, how quickly it happens.  Another trip to Guatemala.  Lots of new
pictures and products coming soon.  Here are some of the embroidered tapestries we picked up from
Artesanas Maya this year.  See more details and purchase them at:


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