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Address: Mexico
Activities: Shopping
Description: A small village known for its production of quality rugs.
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$31*
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Oaxaca Day Trip: San Bartolo Coyotepec, Santo Tomás Jalieza and...

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Very high quality carpets and woolen goods

We came by second class bus, not on a tour. We did not go all over the town, but started up by the church, and just walked down 20 de Noviembre, and then down Hidalgo to Benito... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
Dorothy L
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We came by second class bus, not on a tour. We did not go all over the town, but started up by the church, and just walked down 20 de Noviembre, and then down Hidalgo to Benito Juarez (the main street in and out of town). In this short space, we found numerous small vendors with very high quality goods.... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Nothing like going to a weaving village where they primarily still speak Zapotec(around 70% of the village) and learning about the process. Weaving is done in the traditional manner, buying raw wool from the sheep farmers higher in the mountains, washing the wool in the river in wicker baskets, laying it on the rocks to dry and then starting the... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This place really made me appreciate the hard work of these people. Just seeing the processes in how the make dyes and rugs was incredible. The work done there was stunning and if you have any interest in textiles or not this is a great little place to visit for an hour or too, especially if you need a rug

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Essex
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Being lazy we had pre booked a half day tour to here and the distillery. The village itself seemed fairly lifeless but at the stopping point we were shown how natural dyes were used in the manufacture and the looms were demonstrated. It is the kind of demonstration of carding and using a loom I have seen in North Africa... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Highly recommend to visit Teotitlan del Valle by yourself and NOT buy a tour to take you there!. It is very easy and safe to get there and it is completely worth it. People usually take the easy path and buy a tour that will take them there! You will miss the whole history behind this lovely town. If you... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Well worth visiting this site to see the looms and dying of cloth. Good prices if you want to purchase things they make.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

A small town with lots of textiles makers. They use insects(cochinilla), plants, leaves and seeds as natural dye to color wool. Then they use colorful wools by wooden machine to make colorful rug, mat, glove, shawl...etc. We learned how they made natural dye by señora Juana Chávez and Enedina Bazan in a store named "El Sol Oculto"(Av. Hidalgo no.26). It's... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

If you're in Oaxaca to see crafts, then Teotitlan del Valle is a must. It's a short 30 minutes east of Oaxaca, and offers numerous textile studios that practice all-natural drying and weaving practices. We ended up at the studio of Isaac Vasquez Guitierrez, which was great! Totally informative, and very beautiful work. Be prepared to bring some dough though,... More 

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Lyon, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This is a little and beautiful town just 25 mins from Oaxaca City. It is really known for its traditional all styles of weaving using traditional wooden machines and ingredients for their colours. In the town, most people work in them, and it is really an art and so interesting to see a workshop, and how they are made. Once... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

My husband and I are visiting Oaxaca and took a day trip out to the textile village of Teotitlan. Bulmaro is a 9th generation weaver of incredibly fine all natural dyed wool/ alpaca rugs. If you call ahead he can give you a 30 minute instruction on creating dyes from natural pigments, preparing, cleaning and spinning thread from raw wool,... More 

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