Folk Art

Photo: RM, Arial Playas, Pink Fish Alebrije Translating: Folk Art Spanish: Arte Popular Essay Let’s test out a theory – if buying from locals assists local economic development, then buying from local artisans, crafts people, makers of whatever bolsters the culture, creates new pathways. Shopping has great entertainment value and tourists love souvenirs, the reminders …

Where to Buy Folk Art in Oaxaca City

Photo: Woven ipod @ Veronica Lazo Mendoza Arte popular has no finer home than Oaxaca City, La Verde Antequera. Whether you are seeking jewelry, woven rugs, shawls, ceramics or elaborate wooden figures, the famous alebrijes, you might be overwhelmed by the variety and quality of local crafts. Our suggestion – take your time, check out …

Artisan Day in Oaxaca

Poster: Cartel: Angela Mendoza March 19 is Artisan Day (Día del Artesano) in Oaxaca, Mexico. Planeta.com and the Facebook Group Oaxaca Markets (Mercados de Oaxaca) showcase favorite folk art and folk artists. We call for more photos of favorite folk art and folk artists. Let us know how to visit and purchase directly. We invite …

Markets

Photo: Channon Market 2006 Markets are as old as the crossroads, a mashup of conversations and commerce embedded in the 360 degree, face-to-face exchange. Our fave (favorite/favourite) markets are a combination of tasting rooms and empathy museums. These venues manifest responsible travel — good places to live and good places to visit. Locals have the …

Oaxaca

Photo: La Primavera There are changes afoot in ‘Tierra del Sol,’ this southern Mexican state blessed with mountains, verdant valleys, and a beautiful coast on the Pacific Ocean. Tip: Oaxaca is pronounced ‘wa-HA-ka’ Google Maps goo.gl/maps/EwSotfXHoD5gptc57 Amazon.com Moon Travel Oaxaca Parks Chacahua Lagoons Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve Cities and Towns Ciudad de Oaxaca = Oaxaca City …

Buying Crafts in Oaxaca State

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. Craft-making Towns San Agustin Etla – With two paper-making workshops in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca …

New Address for Oaxaca’s Pochote Xochimilco Market

Photo: Pochote Xochimilco, Facebook Oaxaca City – Breaking news from Oaxaca’s Pochote Xochimilco Proyecto Agroecologico y Artesanal. Starting today (Friday, January 13), the market opens its doors at a new location: Calle Marcos Pérez #217, Colonia Centro (between Crespo y Joaquin Amaro). Google Map We have a long relationship with our friends (vendors and clients) at the …

Crafting Our Future

Poster We ask whether it’s time to engage artesanos and fans alike via the social web. This topic is explored in depth in the Slideshare presentation Crafting Our Future (Fabricando Nuestro Futuro) (2011). Background Buying from locals assists local economic development. Shopping has great entertainment value and tourists love souvenirs, the reminders of a place …