Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, WA Home Inspector (King of the House)

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Oaxaca -- Artisans

The state of Oaxaca, which is almost as far down in Mexico as you can go -- getting near Central America -- is known for having some of the best artisans in the whole country. That includes weavers, carvers, potters, silversmiths, jewelers.

Below was a street scene of some handcrafted baskets that were in the park at the ocean resort area of Huatulco. My wife has bought a number of items down there and they are all excellent quality. There is something of interest for just about everyone in this part of Mexico.

         

               

      

Steven L. Smith

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Comment balloon 6 commentsSteven L. Smith • January 30 2011 10:46PM
Oaxaca -- Artisans
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