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Instituto Oaxaqueno de las Artesanias

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View and watch as artists work

This is a typical courtyard construction that is cooler than the outside temperature wise. The... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2018
Houston, Texas
Incredible value for Oaxacan crafts

This government run artisan store is a fantastic place to purchase Oaxacan goods. High quality... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2018
Ben B
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Calle Manuel Garcia Vigil 809, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
(951) 40992
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Reviewed September 11, 2018

This is a typical courtyard construction that is cooler than the outside temperature wise. The artists can share their experiences if they are available.

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Reviewed February 13, 2018

This government run artisan store is a fantastic place to purchase Oaxacan goods. High quality crafts, and very well priced (by U.S. dollar standards). If you're looking to go on a shopping spree, this is the place to go. Better value then some of the...More

1  Thank Ben B
Reviewed February 3, 2018

Different artists in wood carvings, weave work, selections. (Bought 4 most beautiful pillow covers and wood works)

1  Thank C Alden M
Reviewed December 29, 2017

Every time we come to Oaxaca we visit ARIPO. Last week for Christmas, they had a big competition for Nativity scenes and there were some amazing ones, the best being wood carvings of a Nativity scene all on motorcycles. No pictures allowed, though. The rest...More

1  Thank Craig T
Reviewed December 17, 2017

This is a government institute that works with artisans from the state of Oaxaca. It sponsors concursos (judged competitions) in different types of crafts/themes and provides a market place. On view and for sale are representative, high quality crafts from Institute members from many regions...More

1  Thank bmillerOaxaca
Reviewed October 31, 2017

If you will have a fast overview about the local art which come out of a lot of small villages in the the big valleys of Oaxaca and you don't like to enter the market places of the city or all this villages outside here...More

Thank Ralf K
Reviewed May 7, 2017

textiles, pottery, painted wooden animals in a handful of individual shops plus a gift shop. There were few other visitors the day we went there at lunch time.

1  Thank Arne C P
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Like other shops in town, this store onlysells authenticated crafts and textiles from the area. Beautiful sculptures, but mainly textiles.

Thank marlisc2015
Reviewed January 27, 2017

There are several nice examples of artesanal work here, including textiles, wood carving, and pottery, but it isn't a place to do real shopping, unless you don't have time to wander through the wide range of markets that Oaxaca is known for.

Thank ricewings
Reviewed December 28, 2016

Nice range of selection, prices compare well with stret stalls. Employees are friendly, patient and helpful.

Thank viajera1741
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