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Centro de Difusion Para el Conocimiento de La Grana Cochinilla Final Tlapanochestli

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Address: Km.10.5 Carretera Oaxaca - Pto. Ange | Santa María Coyotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 951 551 0030
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A research facility and museum dedicated to the cochineal, which is used...

A research facility and museum dedicated to the cochineal, which is used for dying things red.

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I am a seeker of the authentic and really enjoyed finding Tlanochestli, which is about a 20 minute car ride outside of Oaxaca center. We were the only people touring the center... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 April 2016
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Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala
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Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

I am a seeker of the authentic and really enjoyed finding Tlanochestli, which is about a 20 minute car ride outside of Oaxaca center. We were the only people touring the center and were greeted by a knowledgable and pleasant guide, Enrique. We learned a great deal about natural dyes, la cochinilla in particular. This is a great destination for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

I visit Oaxaca every summer and have done so for at least 14 years. I always try to visit Tlapanochestli at least once--it is always so fascinating. Last summer, I encountered a class of design students from Mexico City who were dying wool in large clay pots over wood fires. The staff is so helpful and do everything to make... More 

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

This is such an interesting place for those interested in cochinilla and its use in textiles. They are passionate about cultivating these little insects for use in dying wool and fabrics and for use in food preparation and I'm sure many other uses. It's been several years since my visit but this is one very cool place, off the beaten... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

This is a quaint, small and homey research center, museum and educational facility dealing with natural dyes, but primarily cochinilla. It is definitively worth a stop while on route to one or more of the black pottery village, alebrije village and cotton textile village, on highway 175. You will not regret it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2012

My husband and I visited the Cochinea ranch a few years ago and we're planning to go again this year. It's on one of Alvin Starkman's tours but fairly easy to reach on one's own by car or bus, stopping just at the edge of San Bartolo Coyotepec, the black pottery town, and then walking a few dusty blocks to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

Oaxaca is the original source of cochineal red dye. Here you will see a production farm and learn all about it.

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