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


Mexican Art

When my wife and I visit Oaxaca, Mexico in January of each year, so far at least for three years, we spend several days touring the area in a taxi. Taxis are very affordable there and we have a couple drivers we really like who, also, act as tour guides.

One of the top wood carvers in all of Mexico is located near Oaxaca. Two years ago, we visited his studio and it was fun watching the figures come to life. The carver works on them outside in the shop. Then a group of young adults and kids -- they have to have great eyes and steady hands -- paint the carvings. At the real artists studios, versus any cheop-o crank them out places, the work is 100% by hand. They paint every single line.

The photo shows it all. Note the still unpainted figures at the right. 


Steven L. Smith

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Comment balloon 3 commentsSteven L. Smith • June 26 2011 04:23PM


A lovely post. In so many parts of the world this is the norm. Nostalgic and impressive.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 9 years ago


Love to see these type of artisans.

Posted by Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC (NCW Home Inspections, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Howdy and evening to you Steve

those sure are mighty fine looking wood hand carvings they do.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) almost 9 years ago