Mexican Folk Art - It's colorful, prized by collectors, and rich with culture and historic tradition
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Phil Saviano, owner
The Mexican state of Oaxaca (pronounced woh-HAH-ka) is the homeland for some of the most talented craftsmen in Mexico. Here at Viva Oaxaca, you'll find examples of their best work. If you are looking for colorful, handmade art, or you are a collector, or searching for a one-of-a-kind gift, take a few minutes to explore my on-line sales galleries.
You will find dozens of Oaxacan wood carvings, the wooden animal sculptures prized by collectors and admirers of Mexican crafts. They are hand-carved, hand-painted, and signed by the artists. I also have a vast selection of glittering, Mexican tin ornaments, including tin hearts and Christmas ornaments from Oaxaca's talented tinsmiths.
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Our pottery candelabras and trees of life are handcrafted by the renowned Castillo family from Izucar de Matamoros in Puebla state. If it is Day of the Dead art you are searching for, we have four pages of muertos carvings and Day of the Dead shadow boxes. Longing for a steamy cup of fragrant hot chocolate? See our several blends of Oaxacan chocolate here.
Many Oaxacan craftspeople depend on tourist sales to support their families. I have been traveling to Oaxaca to buy folk art and interact with the artists for 12 years now. I travel to the villages, and buy directly from the artists. The artwork featured on this web site comes right from the gifted, hard-working craftsmen who make it. In a new book about Alebrijes, there is a list of the most acclaimed Oaxacan carvers. You can find sculptures by many of these artists here at Viva Oaxaca Folk Art.
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