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 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 demonstration […]

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

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

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 […]

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! Here are some tips and info on Oaxaca from us at El Interior to better prepare you for your trip. 1) […]

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 […]

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 […]