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“View and watch as artists work”

Instituto Oaxaqueno de las Artesanias
Ranked #33 of 100 things to do in Oaxaca
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

This is a typical courtyard construction that is cooler than the outside temperature wise. The artists can share their experiences if they are available.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

This government run artisan store is a fantastic place to purchase Oaxacan goods. High quality crafts, and very well priced (by U.S. dollar standards). If you're looking to go on a shopping spree, this is the place to go. Better value then some of the shops closer to the Zocalo or Santo Domingo.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Different artists in wood carvings, weave work, selections. (Bought 4 most beautiful pillow covers and wood works)

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Every time we come to Oaxaca we visit ARIPO. Last week for Christmas, they had a big competition for Nativity scenes and there were some amazing ones, the best being wood carvings of a Nativity scene all on motorcycles. No pictures allowed, though. The rest of ARIPO is composed of rooms around a central courtyard with many things to buy from all the artist communities of Oaxaca, including Teotitlan del Valle, San Martin and San Bartolo. A nice place to come and shop.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

This is a government institute that works with artisans from the state of Oaxaca. It sponsors concursos (judged competitions) in different types of crafts/themes and provides a market place.
On view and for sale are representative, high quality crafts from Institute members from many regions of the state: textiles-both back strap woven clothing/huipils and more contemporary styles, and table loom wool rugs; pottery; tin work; ceramics; and some jewelry. Prices may be a little higher than some of the crafts cooperatives, but it's good to get an overview and the building itself is interesting. Credit cards are accepted and there is a bathroom for customers.
The store is in an inviting part of town. Walking along this section of Calle Garcia Vigil offers a lovely view of the mountains to the north. Just a short walk beyond Aripo is the area of Los Arquitos, an aqueduct that the Spanish built to bring water into the city from San Felipe del Agua. Opposite is the plaza de la Cruz de Piedra, a staging point for many cultural activities like calendas during holiday seasons. The artist Francisco Toledo has a house in the area.

Date of experience: October 2017
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