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San Martin Tilcajete

Located 23 kilometers south of the city of Oaxaca off of hwy 175. The turnoff is located at km 23.5.
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Oaxacan Wood Carvings
A rich wood carving tradition in Oaxaca, Mexico
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Angélica Vásquez, Ceramicist
Armando Lozano, Sculptor
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San Martín Tilcajete side street where several woodworking shops are located
San Martin Tilcajete is known for its artisans that produce the fanciful wood carvings called Alejibres.

Feria del Alebrije The first annual Feria del Alebrije is to be held from October 31, to November 8, 2008. The celebration will include music dances, theater, food, and will feature the local alebrije crafts. See the Schedule of Events. The event is organized by the Comité Comunitario de Artesanos "Tilcajete". www.feriadelalebrije.org.mx

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  • Azucena Zapoteca Located on highway 175 at the entrance to San Martín Tilcajete. See a review by Alvin Starkman.

Artist Efrain Fuentes Santiago begins by cutting a copal log.

The copal wood is dried in the sun after carving.

Efrain Fuentes Santiago painting his carvings.

Sr. Efraín Fuentes Santiago
Woodcarver and painter
Artesanias de Madera
Av. Oriente S.N
San Martin Tilcajete,
Ocotlán, Oaxaca C.P.
Telephone: (951) 571-5339

Examples of finished carvings.

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