Indigenous Culture

Sourcing Artisan Treasures in the Central Valley of Oaxaca

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland The state of Oaxaca regularly serves as a target destination for leagues of visitors, given the temperate climate, enticing cuisine and rich cultural diversity. While these aspects are sufficient in stirring up a siren call to yearning travel hearts, it is the work of local artisans that are the… Continue reading Sourcing Artisan Treasures in the Central Valley of Oaxaca

Oaxaca life

Market Spotlight: The Backstrap Textiles of Santo Tomás Jalieza

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland Mexico supports an expansive history of textile production in a range of natural fibers like wool, silk, maguey and cotton that is woven into veritable art pieces. These creative works speak to tradition, storytelling, community and rich family legacies. While quality textiles can be found throughout the country, some… Continue reading Market Spotlight: The Backstrap Textiles of Santo Tomás Jalieza

Food

Adventures in Dining, Oaxaca-Style

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland One of the most effective ways to truly get to know a culture is to immerse your senses in the cornucopia of local delicacies that a region has to offer. Chefs, foodies and explorers with adventurous palates descend on the state of Oaxaca in droves in order to partake… Continue reading Adventures in Dining, Oaxaca-Style