Artisan Day in Oaxaca

Poster: Cartel: Angela Mendoza Learn the name of a beloved craft in a local Indigenous language, Spanish and English. Traducir en idioma indígena. When is Artisan Day? = ¿Cuándo es el Día del Artesano? As this is a timely celebration, we ask that you post something later today and if that does not work, tomorrow. = …

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). Background Buying from locals assists local economic development. Shopping has great entertainment value and tourists love souvenirs, the reminders of a place where …

International Folk Art Market 2018

Logo Santa Fe, New Mexico hosted the 2018 International Folk Art Market. Hashtag: #IFAM2018 Key Links https://www.folkartmarket.org/events-programs/international-folk-art-market-santa-fe https://www.folkartmarket.org Announcement Facebook @ifamsantafe This year’s market attracted 39 first-time artists, 123 returning artists, and two countries never before represented at the Market—Azerbaijan, and Greece. Twenty-eight artists will again provide Innovation Inspiration in a special exhibition area, translating …

Folk Art

Photo: RM, Arial Playas, Pink Fish Alebrije 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 of a place where you are not. …

Where to Buy Folk Art in Oaxaca City

Photo: Ron Mader, Ayuuk Ceramic (available at La Cosecha, Alcalá #806 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 could be overwhelmed by the variety and quality of local crafts. Our suggestion – take your …

How to be a Responsible Traveler

Global tourism has matured and offers options for travelers wishing their journeys to be as eco-friendly, people-friendly and place-friendly as possible. While there is no standard definition that used by locals and visitors alike, most travelers simply want to have a good trip that causes no harm and most locals want to please visitors who are …

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 …

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 …