Tag Archives: Oaxaca

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 27th –  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, […]

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

Josefina Aguilar

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]