Feel-Good Friday:  taking stock of the markets

20141107_09423720141106_152548Whenever traveling to a new place I always look for the markets to see the variety of foodstuff they offer and what kind of handiwork they produce.  As you can see from these photos there was no shortage of either in Oaxaca.

Making the Zapotec Rug
Making the Zapotec Rug is a long process.

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On one trip to Arizona I bought six Zapotec rugs not realizing that I would be in the birthplace of the Zapotec here in Oaxaca.
On one trip to Arizona I came home with six Zapotec rugs not realizing that I would be in the birthplace of the Zapotec here in Oaxaca.
Making black pottery at San Bartolo Coyotepec.
Making black pottery at San Bartolo Coyotepec.
To produce these lovely vases among various other items.
To produce these lovely vases among various other things.  You cannot carry these on board.
women weaving on back strap looms
women weaving on back strap looms

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To produce these beautiful shawls and runners.
To produce these beautiful shawls and runners.
The making of Alebrijes (hand made wooden figues) in Arrazola.
The making of Alebrijes (hand made wooden figues) in Arrazola.
One example of a finished Alebrije.
One example of a finished Alebrije.



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Photos: d. king

 

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