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Address: Av. Hidalgo 30, Teotitlan del Valle 70420, Mexico
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01-951-5244122
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Visitors to Vasquez's studio, located in a city where weaving is a popular...

Visitors to Vasquez's studio, located in a city where weaving is a popular occupation, can view the weaving process from start to finish.

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How it's made!

If you like to see how things are made, this is a worthwhile visit! If you appreciate age old arts like natural wool dying and weaving, this is the place! Excellent tour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Rush City, Minnesota
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Rush City, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like to see how things are made, this is a worthwhile visit! If you appreciate age old arts like natural wool dying and weaving, this is the place! Excellent tour, beautiful facilities. Good English. Beautiful works of art to take home with you.

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

The carpets, both for the floor as well as the wall, are true works of art.This is a family owned business that goes back a few generations. Everything is done the old fashioned way, from carding...to natural dying...to weaving. As I said, the carpets are true works of art and the colors are amazing. The explanations given were excellent and... More 

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Chicago, IL
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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Great educational demonstrations about weaving, dying, wool spinning. -as mentioned by many reviews. Very hard to decide which one to buy! I did see rugs at other places in Oaxaca town for much less but the color and density of the weaving was not as fine. Not the cheapest, but we felt good about the quality and artistry. They did... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Even though I had experience weaving and after some days in Oaxaca had learned about the fascinating cochinilla (how red dyes are made), I learned so much from Wilmer's demonstration. His English is excellent - he is the grandson of the famous and award winning master weaver Isaac Vasquez - and he is a weaver himself. Then it was like... More 

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San Rafael, California
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

We've been buying rugs from the Vasquez family for years. Better known as "Bug in the Rug", they are one or the top families in Teotitlan. Over the years, we've probably bought 7 or 8 rugs and they are all top quality. They will explain the whole process and I"m pretty sure most of their dyes are natural. Not the... More 

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California
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

The demonstration of how indigenous people used various natural substances to make different colors was very interesting. One color is made from introducing small bugs to nopal cactus leaves. The blue dyes from plants which can be modified by adding limetone or other substances are incredible. I did not purchase any rugs and there was no pressure to do so.

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illinois
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

Our guide, Luiz Ramirez, took us to this incredible family of artisans. They thoroughly explained the local dyes used to produce the vivid colors for dyeing the wool. We were privileged to try our hand at carding wool and spinning it.The grandson showed us how cochineal, bug changed into a vivid red dye. (Read The Perfect Red, a book about... More 

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Reviewed 20 December 2015

This rug making operation is in the outskirts of Oaxaca not very close to the city center. It would be best to get a guide to take you around. We loved our guide and driver, Gregorio Escamilla (pepecuaches@gmail.com), who drove us all around the area to see the best sites in the surrounding area. He felt like a new friend... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 24 November 2015

I am in the midst of challenging the purchase price of two rugs purchased in Oct. After agreeing to a price around $350 for two pcs., and leaving credit card info for shipment to the US, I was welcomed with a charge of nearly $1,500.00 US on my statement. So far, all efforts to contact them have come up empty.... More 

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Cedar Ridge, California
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Reviewed 23 October 2015

I first learned about Teotilan del Valle and its exquisite weavers when I was a teen studying Mexico and Spanish. It was considered the capital of weavers. On my first trip to the City of Oaxaca, I bought a sarape but did not visit Teotilan. Lo these many years I still have the sarape. This past July I was able... More 

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