Buying Crafts in Oaxaca

Photo: Ron Mader, Arial Playas’ Carved Salmon Collectors seeking traditional black pottery or painted wooden figures can arrange visits to the homes and workshops of the artisans. Here’s our guide to the featured crafts from the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Support your favorite artisans! Because the pandemic discourages travel, many of our artisan friends are …

Santa María Atzompa

Photo: Ceramics The potters of Santa María de Atzompa produce the best-selling ceramics of the state of Oaxaca. This village of potters is one of the most popular destinations in Oaxaca’s Central Valley and travelers are encouraged to spend time at the family workshops as well as at the Mercado de Artesanias on the main …

Atzompa 2020

Screenshot New video: Conversatorio. La tradición alfarera en Santa María Atzompa, en voz de sus artesanas (Conversation. The pottery tradition in Santa María Atzompa, in the voice of its artisans) The pottery tradition in Santa María Atzompa has a long history. Its beginnings can be traced back to pre-Hispanic times in countless pieces of elaborate …

Market Days in Oaxaca

Photo: Zaachila Market days in Oaxaca are among the most famous in the country. Open air markets are moveable feasts traced back for centuries. They are often called a tianguis, an expression going back to the open air markets of the Aztecs. The tianguis is different than the established markets — mercados — where vendors …

Guelaguetza Loteria

Buzzwords Agradecimento (Thanks) – Aguardiente – Atzompa – Auditorio (Auditorium) – Autenticidad (Authenticity) – Ayuda (Help) – Ayook – Azucenas (Lilies) – Bailables (Dances) – Baile (Dance) – Barbacoa – Calenda – Carmen – Centéotl – Cerro – Chapulines (Grasshoppers) – Chocolate – Chinas Oaxaqueñas – Cocos (Coconuts) – Comercial – Compartir (Share) – Compromiso …

Oaxaca’s Central Valleys

Photo: Tule Tree The Central Valleys are easy day-trips from Oaxaca City. The valley is Y-shaped with Oaxaca City in the center and the valley is quite high in altitude — the average is 1,550 meters (5,115 feet). It is also quite extensive, more than 3,375 square kilometers (1,303 square miles) in size. The agricultural …

Axolotl

Photo: Breeding Center Axolotl = Mexican salamander that in natural conditions retains its aquatic larval form throughout life but is able to breed Also spelled: ajolote Webinar: El Ajolote una especie endémica de México, su hábitat e importancia Charla impartida por el Dr. Luis Zambrano. 23 de septiembre a las 17:00 hrs. #EnVivo por http://facebook.com/CONABIO/live …