Entre Amigos

by Ron Mader

Oaxaca – One of my favorite places in Mexico for more than 20 years (!) has been the craft store Jarciería El Arte Oaxaqueño.

In 1961 this store opened its doors and sells an eclectic mix of traditional toys, woven baskets, lampshades, drums and tin frames (hojalata). The owner, Nicodemus Bartolo Vazquez, includes a small brochure with information about Oaxacan history and customs with each purchase. I always feel that I’m among friends and in this photo I’m standing next to Nicodemus’ son Edgar who hosts the Entre Amigos radio program. You can keep track of Edgar’s work online the Oaxaca Wiki and via twitter

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