Oaxaca is a folk art paradise in which artists create the most extraordinary spectrum of crafts in all of Mexico. Their works are inseparable from their lives — a blend of daily experience, indigenous myths and legends, pre- and post-conquest patterns, and the region’s natural environment. Artistic traditions are passed along within a particular family or village, interpreted by each new generation not as static blueprints but as evolving individual reflections on place, time and culture.  

To learn about the rich spectrum of Oaxaca’s folk arts, and the artists who create them, click on each craft image below.