Category Archives: Oaxacan Culture

A look into Oaxacan Culture through the eyes of El Interior.

Oaxaca Group Tour — February 2018

At the start of each year, store owner Marcia Lucas hosts a one-of-a-kind trip to Mexico, allowing participants to fully immerse themselves in the vibrant culture of Oaxaca. To ensure that each person is able to genuinely experience and appreciate the diversity of Oaxaca, the trip is capped off at 13 guests, making it a […]

Mexico Buying Trip – February 2018

It’s that time of year again! Our store owner, Marcia Lucas, has departed for her annual buying trip down to Oaxaca, Mexico. She’s slated to arrive back in Austin sometime in early March, but in the meantime, we’ve received a handful of enthralling pictures and updates that we wanted to share with you all. This […]

Oaxaca: An Intimate Travel Experience with Culture, Folk Art & Food

Travel in Mexico with Marcia Lucas, Owner of El Interior February 20 –  February 28, 2018 Experience the essence and diversity of Oaxaca’s art, culture, architecture, cuisine and history by joining us on a tour led by Marcia Lucas, owner of El Interior. Come discover the enchanting spirit of Oaxacan hospitality with us! With the soul of […]

Mexico Buying Trip – January 2017

Our store owner, Marcia Lucas, has embarked on her journey towards Oaxaca, Mexico this month. There, she will curate a variety of unique folk art pieces as well as handmade clothing from many different artists in and around the state of Oaxaca. Below are some photos from Marcia while on her road trip across the […]

The Wonders of Oaxaca

The Wonders of Oaxaca | El Interior | Austin American Statesman

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


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 […]

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 Group Tour — February 2016

Organo Cactus living fence | Oaxaca Mexico - El Interior

After Marcia Lucas’ buying trip for our store, she invited guests to go on a tour with her around the beautiful state of Oaxaca Mexico for a week of fun. Below are some wonderful photos before and during the group’s tour from January 29 – February 6. Read the small captions below the photos for […]

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 […]