Oaxaca Artisan Villages, Oaxaca Valley, Artisan Handcrafts
Each village surrounding the City of Oaxaca has a special market day
Oaxaca Weavers and ceramic artists bring hand made goods to local markets and also sell them in their village shops
The village of Arrazola is noted for animals carved of wood and intricately painted. Include in this self guided tour a visit to the 16 Th Century monastery at Cuilapan de Guerrero and the Zaachila Thursday Market and the ruin site at Zaachila
Oaxaca's Artisan Villages List
Artisans in the Oaxaca Valley are notable for weaving in wool and cotton, rug making, wood carving, pottery, Stone carving, metal work, and the making of mescal.
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in the village of Teotitlan del Valle specialize in wool rugs
Villages listed here are suggested self tours that will include ruin sites and market visits along with the artisan villages
Visit the weaving Village of Santa Ana del Valle for a look at wool rugs and Sunday Market at nearby Tlacolula. Could include nearby teotitlan del Valle and the ruin site of Mitla
- Santa Ana del Valle, Wool Rugs
Etla Market, Wednesday, Ville de Etla, will have objects of tin. You can combine this with a visit to the Huijazoo Archaeological Site and the ruin and museum of San Jose el Mogote
The black pottery village of San Bartolo Coyotepec is on the road to Ocotlan, were a Friday Market will display Clay figures and woven baskets as a specialty. Combine a visit to San Bartolo Coyotepec with a visit to the studio and home of painter Rodolfo Morelos and to the restored church
- San Bartolo Coyotepec, Black Pottery
Teotitlan del Valle specializes in wool rugs ( Include a visit to the 16 th Century church of Tlacochahuaya nearby) Taurino Mendoza Family, Demonstrations
- Teotitlan del Valle, Wool Rugs
daily, just across from the church
Near the City of Oaxaca, the village of Atzompa specializes in clay pottery and displays work in the village center. Combine this visit with the huge outdoor Saturday market of Abastos and a visit to the ruin site above the village
The Village of Mitla specializes in Fabrics of cotton at a large outdoor market near the Mitla Ruin
Near Mitla, the town of Matatlan produces the distilled drink Mescal in an artisanal fashion. Route 190 south of Oaxaca
Each Oaxaca Artisan Village in the Oaxaca Valley has its own specialty: weaving, ceramics, rug making, carving, cotton weaving, or mescal manufacture. The handcrafts are offered in the City markets and shops.
Oaxaca Artisan Villages Specialize. Here the village of
Coyotepec specializes in black pottery
Oaxaca Artisan Villages Specialize; Teotitlan del Valle is notable for the weaving of wool rugs.
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