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 …

How to be a Responsible Traveler

Photo: Ron and Zoe Travel around the globe continues to mature and offer options for travelers wishing their journeys to be as eco-friendly, people-friendly, and place-friendly as possible. While there are few standard definitions used by locals and visitors alike, most travelers simply want to have a good trip that causes no harm and most locals …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Te Matatini 2017

Photo: Te Matatini Society Incorporated, Poster Held every two years Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival celebrates the cultural dance of the Māori people of New Zealand. Over four days audiences experience the best kapa haka in the world, taste Māori food (kai) and local delicacies and shop for Māori arts and crafts. A record 47 teams …