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New Oaxaca Partnership - Amazing Hand-woven Wool Bags

New Oaxaca Partnership - Amazing Hand-woven Wool Bags

Two years ago we took a short trip to Oaxaca. It was one part anniversary celebration and one part scouting run for potential new partners. We loved it. We loved the city of Oaxaca (the food! the craft beer!). (this Tierra Blanca was deliciously refreshing after a full day out and about in the 90+ degree heat) We loved the amazing weekend market in Tlacolula. And we really loved checking out the small town of Teotitlan del Valle and seeing the fantastic hand-woven bags, rugs, coasters, pillow cases, etc. The skill and artistry to found in this small town is...

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Tips & recommendations for visitors to Mexico City (CDMX)

Tips & recommendations for visitors to Mexico City (CDMX)

Over the past few years we have been asked a number of times for tips & suggestions for friends or friends of friends who are visiting Mexico City. This week we finally organized into a google doc all the ad hoc thoughts that we usually send via email. We love our city and are happy to help visitors enjoy their time here. Below is the link to the google doc. Please feel free to share it.  http://bit.ly/CDMXTipsPaskwarho    

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Visit with Jose & Janette in Estado de México

Visit with Jose & Janette in Estado de México

Earlier this spring we had the chance to visit with Jose & Janette out on their farm in Estado de México, about 2 hours west of Mexico City. We first met Janette last December when she was in CDMX at a Fonart-sponsored expo in Coyoacán. After chatting a bit about some ideas we had, we agreed to test out a custom order. This trip was to pick up that hand-embroidered blanket as well as see first hand how they work. One reason we love visiting with our artist partners is that we always learn something new. They gave us a full...

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Visit our Coyoacán showroom

Visit our Coyoacán showroom

We are located a short 5 minute uber ride from the Frida Kahlo Museum. Send us a message if you're going to be nearby and we can confirm an appointment. Great option for bringing authentic Mexican gifts back with you on your next trip home. Or if you have friends and family in town, swing by for a showroom visit while you´re touring around beautiful Coyoacán. The pictures below give you a sense of the variety, style, and quality of pieces we keep in stock. With buying trips scheduled every few weeks there we have a steady cycle of new...

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A day with Pichón

A day with Pichón

A couple of weeks ago we drove the 90 minutes or so toward Toluca to see "Pichon". We first met Pichon late last year and immediately loved the pieces that he and his family produce. We bought some on the spot and placed an order to pick up more in 6 weeks. Saturday was pick up day and we used the opportunity to get a tour of their workshop as well as a personal demo from Pichon. In addition to being a skilled artisan with a unique vision and approach to his pottery, he is also incredibly friendly and generous with his time. We...

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