Category Archives: Oaxacan Culture

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

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

Travel to Mexico with Marcia Lucas, Folk Art Specialist and Owner of El Interior   Departure: January 28th –  Return: February 4th, 2021 * * The following activities are some of the experiences you may enjoy on your January adventure. The specific itinerary will emerge in the fall. Experience the essence and diversity of Oaxaca’s art, […]

El Interior’s Journey & 2019 Mexico Buying Trip Recap

Celebrations of traditional Zapotec Culture in the Tehuantepec Calenda in the streets of Oaxaca. Zapotec women from the isthmus of Tehuantepec on a float in Oaxaca City. “They’re celebrating their identity and their community’s traditional values. This is also an act of reciprocity, a way of giving back to their community. The participants sponsor the […]

The Joy of the Hunt

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Austin Friends of Folk Art published the following article, “The Joy of the Hunt” by Lee Price Arellano, in their What’s Up, April 2019 edition. Lee describes her experience traveling to Oaxaca with Marcia in late January 2019.  “The Joy of the Hunt” In late January, I was privileged to be a member of a small group of people […]

The Art of Embroidery and Making of a San Antonino

The following is a story written by Marcia Lucas, owner and founder of El Interior. The art of embroidery is fully on display in our beautiful San Antonino style dresses and blouses. They are a classic favorite in the wardrobes of many Austinites and Texans because of their gorgeous handwork and comfort — one can dress them up or […]

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. After spending a full week basking in the beauty of Oaxaca City, our last group has returned, and we have some fun pictures and videos to share. […]

Mexico Buying Trip: February 2018

Marcia Lucas, owner of El Interior, has officially 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. This is the first piece of a two part […]

Mexico Buying Trip: January 2017

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Marcia Lucas, owner of El Interior, has once again headed down to the beautiful locale of Oaxaca, Mexico. 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 […]

The Wonders of Oaxaca

The Wonders of Oaxaca | El Interior | Austin American Statesman

  Our very own Marcia Lucas was recently featured in an article titled “The wonders of Oaxaca” by the Austin American-Statesman:   Austin connections to Oaxaca You don’t have to travel to southern Mexico to sample the textures, colors and spirit of Oaxaca. El Interior Marcia Lucas first experienced the wonders of Mexico when she […]