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, 2016. Read the small captions below the photos for information on where the photo was taken.
In the home workshop of Gaspar and Neyali in San Martin Tilcajete . Maria and Lazaro Montano, our hosts in Teotitlan Del Valle Oaxaca, what a wonderful day we had! The Montanos grand son Juan, age 10, with his first weaving. Grand matriarch of the Montano family, Joaquina, recently celebrated her 95th birthday! We saluted her and sang Happy Birthday to her. In front of the Xochimilco Chuch Early Saturday afternoon.
The gorgeous Sto Domingo Cathedral at night with cacti in bloom!
Agaves blooming in front of the Sto Domingo Cathedral, Oaxaca in the early evening. Some members of our 2016 Oaxaca Trip participants in front of a living fence of organo cactus. So beautiful to see it sway in the wind!
A 500 year old Biznaga cactus in Oaxaca’s gorgeous Ethnobotanical Gardens designed by Francisco Toledo, internationally famous contemporary painter.
Elephant plants Indigenous to Oaxaca. The trinity of Corn, Squash, and Beans all growing together in the Milpa. It is so perfect how each of these three plants each aid and contribute to each other’s growth. The beans supply nitrogen to the corn and squash and use the corn stalk to climb on; the squash leaves shade the corn plants roots, and help retain moisture in the soil.
Our guide in the Market, Yolanda explaining the different Chiles in Oaxaca.
Enjoying a snack in the Merced Market.
Lyman and Susan at work making delicious Tetelas! Our 2016 Oaxaca tour group & the largest biomass in the world, a Oaxaca cypress tree!