Category Archives: Travel

A look at the world and travel that inspires us at El Interior. Includes our past, present, and future tours with owner Marcia Lucas.

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 […]

Oaxaca Group Tour: February 2019

El Interior owner Marcia Lucas shares a big hug with her longtime friend, one of the famous pottery sisters, Concepcion Aguilar in Ocotlan de Morelos. Noriberto and his son show off the masks they made for Carnival in San Martin, Tilcajete El Interior friend Anne enjoys a shot of mezcal as part of the welcome […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]