by Ron Mader
Happy Día del Artesano! The party is in full swing this weekend in Oaxaca City, one of the chief hubs of folk art in Mexico.
Whether you are seeking jewelry, woven rugs, shawls, ceramics or elaborate wooden figures, the famous alebrijes, you could be overwhelmed by the variety and quality of local crafts. Our suggestion – take your time, read a bit before you arrive and visit a few of the stores and artesanos. For tips, check out Planeta.com’s index of where to buy crafts.
This spring I have had the pleasure of collaborating with a number of artesano friends and we’ll be highlighting the 2010 Easter Market beginning next Friday. Keep an eye on Oaxaca Folk Art!