Travel to Mexico

Art, crafts and markets


Mexico is a country where crafts still has a paramount place. Along the roads, in the streets or markets, you can by several objects but also watch artisans while they work. In Oaxaca, the speciallity is little colourful wooden animals.
[wooden frog]
wooden frog
[wooden animal]
wooden animal
 
In Tlacolula market we liked these colourful masks representing the sun and the moon
[masks]
masks
[masks]
masks
[masks]
masks
 
And in Oaxaca markets were full of hand made bags, baskets and so on.
[bags and baskets]
bags and baskets
[hammocks]
hammocks
 
Market are always very colourful and living. People really take care of their stands to draw anyone's attention. We especially liked the way fruits were put into relief.
[fruits stand]
fruits stand
[fruits stand]
fruits stand
[fruits stand]
fruits stand
 
...but they are not all good to eat! The following fruits are papier-maché.
[papier maché]
papier maché
 
...We also discovered local products like spices and chapulines (grilled grasshopper).
[spices]
spices
[grilled grasshopper]
grilled grasshopper
 
Cages and cucurbits
[bird cages]
bird cages
[cucurbits]
cucurbits