It’s that time of year again! Marcia Lucas, owner of El Interior, 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 pictures and videos that we wanted to share with you all. This is the first piece of a two part series (next up, she’ll be embarking on a group tour), so stay tuned for even more exciting updates out of Oaxaca!
Sra. Patrícia is one of a cooperative of 24 families of weavers that have been working together since 1960 in the village of Sto Tomas Jalieza. The cooperative is run by officers elected yearly, a President, Secretary, Treasurer and three “Vocales”, women whose job it is to make sure their work space which is also their Market, is swept and clean and that there are always some of them weaving on their looms as a demonstration of the craft. We have table runners and belts from this Cooperative of Weavers.
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San Pedro Jicayan, just outside Pinotepa Don Luis Oaxaca.
The young boys and teenagers love wearing their masks and costumes, and continue to do so in many small villages the day after Carnival celebrations. Humans love trying out a different persona!
Moon Rise over the Santo Domingo Cathedral Oaxaca de Juarez.
Beans grown in the Milpa (cornfield) of Maria and Lazaro Montano and Cooked over a wood fire, delicioso!! Nothing better!! Heavenly flavor.
Sra. Glafira of Pinotepa Nacional sitting with her handwoven wedding huipiles at the Textile Museum in Oaxaca.
Sra. Adalberta at her home altar.
A breathtaking sunset at Zicatela Beach Puerto Escondido Oaxaca.
Guillermina Aguilar’s Altar for Feb.2, Candelaria Celebration with her 7th of Feb Birthday flowers. Guillermina, now 78 is a famous figural Potter from Ocotlan Oaxaca.
Adelina Pedro demonstrating the making of black pottery with her 4-year old granddaughter looking on.