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Santo Domingo Church, Oaxaca Mexico © Susanna Starr

Santo Domingo Church, Oaxaca Mexico © Susanna Starr

 

story and photos by Susanna Starr

It’s been more than 35 years that I’ve been living and working in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico and in the small outlying villages. Most of my work with the weavers, both buying and designing pieces that will be sold in my New Mexico gallery, is done in a small Zapotec weaving village outside of Oaxaca.

We are now working with the third generation of weavers from that village where we first began, almost four decades ago. Although the weaving village is my main focus, there are always other villages engaged in a craft specific to each of them to visit and explore. Read more at Global Writes

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Vendor at Pochote Market in Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico

Going to any town in Mexico you will somehow find yourself at an outdoor market. Large cities have permanent markets with stalls set up for vendors who rent the spaces on a regular basis. But there are always street or neighborhood markets held weekly often specializing in something specific, such as flowers or crafts. Just passing through the fruit sections in any of these markets virtually compels the visitor to reach for their camera….Read More

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