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Indigenous Weavings and Photos

by Ron Mader

Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico – Photos and weavings from Teotitlán del Valle from the Lazo Mendoza family are on display in the month of July at the Comala Restaurant, Allende #109.

fotos y tejidos (photos and weavings)

The town of Teotitlán del Valle conserves its indigenous Zapotec heritage. The photos and weavings document daily life in this town.

The weavings are from the extended family: Sergio Lazo Mendoza, Veronica Lazo Mendoza, Luis Lazo Mendoza, Maricela Sanchez Lopez and Lauriano Garcia. The photos were taken by Veronica Lazo Mendoza.

The exhibition – Fotos y Tejidos – is one in a series of presentations of local Oaxacan crafts and photography hosted by Comala Restaurant. It was facilitated in part by Ron Mader, director of Planeta.com.


In September some of the family’s best work will be given as awards during the Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award presentation in Portland, Oregon.

Teotitlan Hosts Delicious Corn Fair

by Ron Mader

Celebrating more than 7,000 years of culture and history in Oaxaca’s Central Valleys, Teotitlán del Valle pays tribute to the mainstay of agricultural sustainability in Mesoamerica – corn. It’s a grassroots campaign that is educational and delicious fun.

The 4th annual corn fair takes place November 7-9, 2009. The event is hosted by the Balaa Xtee Guech Gulal Community Museum.

Lanii Xtee Xub: Feria del Maiz 2009

Indigenous Food Festival and Tamale Fair

Indigenous Food Festival, Teotitlan, Mexico (07.2008)
by Ron Mader
Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca hosts the Indigenous Food Festival and Tamale Fair July 9-13. The tastiest event of the year is the third annual fair dedicated to the tamale and features plethora of corn dishes, including champurrado and ceguesa.

The event includes conferences and talks all in Spanish or Zapotec. Planeta.com has supported all three years of the festival and this year is preparing a multi-lingual dictionary of indigenous foods.