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No Mas! Alebrijes Collection

Alebrijes Collection at No Mas!

Alebrijes Studio of Jacobo y Maria Angeles The Alebrijes workshop of Jacobo y Maria Angeles has perfected the art known as Alebrijes, fantastical creatures carved of “copal” wood, over the last three decades. The artists combine the elements of nature, such as plants, flowers, and animals, acknowledging the Zapotec culture, with unbounded creativity and excellent color combinations. […]

No Mas! - Handbags from Upcycled Book Covers

Timely Handbags Made from Books – Upcycled for Fashion Savvy Woman

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Now for Fashion! These unusual handbags, made in Mexico from reused Mexican books, with titles en Español, have found a second life for fashion savvy women.  Truly “pocketbooks”!  Rescued from no longer wanted libraries, these unique upcycled book purses have become a fashion accessory with something to say.  The covers range from colorful to […]

Oaxaca - horse grinding for Tequila

Discovering Teotitlan del Valle Oaxacan Artisans + Culinary Traditions-Day 3

Day 3: San Pablo Villa de Mitla Mezcal is one reason to visit this town, but the archaeological ruins of the Zapotecs is another.  There were artisan stands selling local folk art, Mexican toys, embroidered blouses, and handwoven rugs from the neighboring towns of Teotitlan del Valle and Santa Ana Domingo.  We purchased some flutes, […]

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Discovering Oaxaca Mexican Artisans + Culinary Traditions

Exploring Oaxaca Our most recent travels took us to the state of Oaxaca. Among its humble and then stately cityscape, Oaxaca has a cultural richness like no other. The generations of progress here, as in so many areas of the world, has not completely erased the traditional dress of the indigenous people. Culinary delights are […]