Author Archives: Marcia Lucas

Nacimientos: Traditional Nativity Scenes from Mexico Exhibition with Ed Jordan

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Many changes have occurred in the life of Ed Jordan and his beloved Collection of Folk Art in the last 10 years. (Click here to view our tour of his home in February 2007.) One of the biggest, was his decision to sell his 100 plus year old home! We recently visited with Ed at Mexic-Arte […]

Ed Jordan February 2007 Collector’s Home Tour

Ed Jordan, is one of Austin Texas’ most prolific Collectors of Mexican Folk Art.  In February of 2007 El Interior had the privilege to visit at length with Ed at his Old West Austin neighborhood home. We photographed much of his collection and documented Ed’s descriptions of his fabulous displays, the pieces he treasured, and had such an […]

The Wonders of Oaxaca

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The wonders of Oaxaca original article posted in the Austin American-Statesman by Matthew Odam If Mexico City is the sprawling, cosmopolitan member of Mexico’s collection of diverse cities, and Cancun its sexy, sun-kissed cousin, Oaxaca is the old soul of the family. The romantic, the mystical. The city of Oaxaca, capital of the state of the same name, […]

New Folk Art Piece from Demetrio Aguilar: Four Cardinal Directions & Elements

New Folk Art Piece from Demetrio Aguilar: Four Cardinal Directions & Elements

During our store owner’s (Marcia Lucas) last trip to Oaxaca, Mexico she made a visit, once again, to Demetrio Aguilar. Demetrio Aguilar is a well known Mexican folk artist who creates beautiful clay pieces with wonderful symbolic meaning. Here, we have a video that Marcia has filmed of Demetrio explaining one of his newest (and […]

Josefina Aguilar – Artist Update

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In 2014, famous potter Josefina Aguilar of Ocotlan, Oaxaca Mexico  became blind. I remember visiting her shortly after her blindness struck and discussing with her about how her hands were going to become her eyes– “my hands know what to do” she told me. To back that up I am sharing  a few photos from a […]

Boho SXSW Style for Spring 2016

Boho SXSW Style for Spring 2016

We recently went out with Tarango Photography & Design to shoot some beautiful photos of our new women’s Mexican & Guatemalan clothing. Models Briana Garcia and Alexis Rael show off our boho SXSW style with all handmade (& some vintage) tops and dresses from various cities in Guatemala and Oaxaca, Mexico. These pieces are perfect casual wear and bring […]

Offerenda, La Labrada Ceremony

The Church during the mass for La Labrada.

Dearest Friends, I am filled with deep gratitude for the abundant generosity that you displayed with your contributions to Grandmother Julieta’s compromiso, as they call it in Oaxaca, her promise of responsibility. We raised $1805 dollars to help Grandmother Julieta, she was thrilled; THANK YOU, THANK YOU! A big shout out to The Center for […]

Oaxaca’s Native Maize Embraced by Top Chefs in U.S. and Europe

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Oaxaca’s Native Maize original article posted in New York Times by Victoria Burnett SANTA ANA ZEGACHE, Mexico — In the birthplace of maize, nobody seemed to need Juan Velasco’s crop. For a few years, he was unable to sell half of the nutty, orange-colored cobs that he harvested. There is no farmers’ market in this […]

Grandmother Julieta Casimiro Fiesta Patronal for El Senor de los Tres Caidas

For Friends of El Interior, An Update on Grandmother Julieta Casimiro. Many of you attended a reception we had at El Interior in the Fall of 2014, with Grandmother Julieta Casimiro, of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. She visited me in my home and came and did a limpia or energetic clearing in the store with copal […]

Mexican Bohemian Style in Austin, Texas

In preparation for our new website, we went out with Tarango Photography & Design and shot a few mexican bohemian style looks featuring some of the beautiful apparel pieces available in our store. Models Carter Wray and Kendra Ballantyne represent the beautiful and diverse style that we bring with our handmade clothing from Oaxaca Mexico. […]