Some of This Month's New Arrivals

La Soledad Chocolate, Vanilla 335 grams 10 disks of rich chocolate, a blend of sugar, cacao beans, vanilla and pulverized almonds.
Added: 04-23-2014
La Soledad Chocolate, Almendrado 250 grams Bars of rich chocolate, a blend of cacao, sugar, pulverized almonds and cinnamon.
Added: 04-23-2014
Praying Mantis by Blas
Praying Mantis by Blas
Oaxacan woodcarving by Rebeca Blas
Added: 03-21-2014
SKU: WD-5_05
Scorpion by Blas family
Scorpion by Blas family
Oaxacan woodcarving by Blas family
Added: 03-21-2014
SKU: WD-5_04

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PUEBLA, MX - Take a tour of the inviting street food vendors during Puebla's Independence Day festivities. You want cemitas, chalupas, or both?

View the Viva Oaxaca YouTube channel, and enjoy our collection of videos from Oaxaca and Puebla. Highlights include films of Oaxaca's Good Friday religious procession, a look at chocolate grinding at Mayordomo, Easter night fireworks, and clips of the roving street musicians. Olé!


Viva Oaxaca Launches New Website Design

We have spent the winter redesigning the website and converting it to the X-Cart shopping cart platform. At last, we're back! What do you think?

The new improvements include 1) the ability to carry many more inventory items, 2) bigger photos that show all the fine details of the artists' work, 3) more visible "on sale" displays, 4) more prominent social media icons 5) instant signage when an item is sold out, and 6) Prominent homepage display of current "on sale" items.

We hope you will enjoy the new website! Let us know -- What's great? What could be better? How's the check-out process? Easy? Confusing? Too slow? Let us know via the "Contact Us" link.

Our Mexican Art Styles

Oaxacan Woodcarvings

Hand-carved and hand-painted carvings are the most sought-after folk art in Mexico. Read our promotional flyer for more details.

Mexican Tin

Hand-tooled tinwork, lightweight and gleaming, is one of Mexico's most colorful crafts. Read our promotional flyer for more details.

Polychrome Pottery Candelabras

Trees of Life, menorahs and skeleton candlesticks from Izucar de Matamoros are an inspiring art form that can be traced back to pre-Columbian days. Read our in-depth narrative to learn more about the potters of Matamoros. For a good historical context, read excerpts from the book "Ceramic Trees of LIfe." Wanna Go? Enjoy this travelogue about touring Izucar de Matamoros with Phil Saviano.

Oaxacan Hot Chocolate

It's a traditional Mexican treat, and our website is one of the few places where you can buy it here in the States. We carry the two most popular brands, La Soledad and Mayordomo. Watch our video and learn more about the history of chocolate in Mexican culture.

Mexico's Fine Artesanía

Based in Boston, MA USA, Viva Oaxaca features handcrafts from the Oaxaca and Puebla states of Mexico.

This part of central Mexico is the homeland for some of the country’s most talented craftsmen. Their beautiful work is the product of imagination, flair, and skill, a blend of European and indigenous techniques, and a tradition that goes back to the Aztecs.

We buy the majority of our products directly from the artists in the villages. Whenever possible, we avoid the middleman so the compensation goes directly to the gifted, hard-working craftsmen who make these wonderful things.

The most sought-after folk art in Mexico are the woodcarvings from Oaxaca (pronounced woh-HAH-ka). You will note that they are hand-carved, hand-painted and one-of-a-kind objects. We currently have in stock 210 of them.

Also from Oaxaca is the tin art. These, too, are hand-tooled and hand-painted, but they are available in multiple copies. We have 246 individual designs for you to choose from, including the web’s biggest collection of tin hearts.

Welcome to Viva Oaxaca! From the carvings to the candelabras to the chocolate, we hope you will enjoy browsing our site.