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. […]

Travel to Oaxaca, Mexico – Information & Tips

Are you planning to travel to Oaxaca, Mexico? Oaxaca is one of our favorite states to travel in Mexico not just because of the beauty and diversity, but to also meet amazingly talented Mexican artists! So here are some tips and info on Oaxaca from us at El Interior to better prepare you for your trip! […]

Dunes 2016 Special Order Catalog

The Dunes 2016 Spring catalog is finally here! We are excited to invite you to take an exclusive look into this catalog to find exactly what you are looking for. This catalog is a pre-sale to Dunes 2016, not yet launched online. Browse through the pages, and if you see something you love, contact us. We […]

Highlights from Our 2015 Holiday Celebration

Oaxacan dance troupe

Thank you to all the people who attended our 2015 Holiday Celebration! It was so delightful to meet and greet so many of our friends who have supported El Interior over the 35 years we’ve been here in Austin. A special thanks goes out to Edgar Yepez of Oaxaca, arte en movimiento, his dance troupe, […]

Paris Designer Wants to Copyright Mixe Design

I was stunned when I heard that Paris designer, Isabel Marant, is trying to copyright a traditional indigenous Mixe blouse design for her own fashion line. How could anyone think they have the rights to a blouse design that has been passed down from Mother to daughter for so many generations? To read more about […]

Folk Artist Demetrio Aguilar Explains His “Gentlemen Jaguar” Piece

Owner Marcia Lucas recently returned from a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico with a wonderful new piece from folk artist Demetrio Aguilar. He calls it the Caballero Juaguar or “Gentlemen Jaguar”. Watch this video where he explains the meaning behind the artistry.  

Isidoro Cruz – Master Carver from Oaxaca

Isidoro Cruz is a master wood-carver from San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca. He is also the father of Nayeli Cruz, who followed in her father’s tradition and married fellow wood-carving artist, Gaspar Calvo Fabian. Isidoro started carving at a young age, making masks for local carnivals. He continues to make masks, as well as all sorts […]

Concepción Aguilar – Clay Artist

Concepción Aguilar, the youngest of the famous Aguilar Sisters, was just nine when her mother died without teaching her the skills she had previously passed on to her three other daughters. However, Concepción developed her incredible skill with clay first by imitating her sisters and then constantly pushing herself to further develop her talent. Perhaps because […]