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Based in Boston, MA USA, Viva Oaxaca features handcrafts from central Mexico, homeland for some of the country's most talented artisans. Their beautiful work, a product of imagination and skill, continues traditions that go back to Spanish colonial times. Order online or call 617-983-5075.

Some of This Month's New Arrivals

Bishop in paper mache
Bishop in paper mache
Paper mache figure by Pedro Hernandez Cruz, San Miguel de Allende
SIZE: 9 inches tall
Added: 08-29-2014
SKU: PAPER:PA_01
$59.00
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Peacock wood carving
Peacock wood carving
Oaxacan woodcarving handmade by the Tribus Mixes artists collective
SIZE: 27 inches wide by 21 inches tall
Added: 01-28-2014
SKU: WD-7_002
$259.00
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MAGNET: Skull, white
MAGNET: Skull, white
Mexican tin magnet art, handmade in San Miguel de Allende.
SIZE: 3 inches tall. Handpainted
Added: 06-04-2015
SKU: TN-1_071
$4.50
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Candelero Muerte, female
Candelero Muerte, female
Polychrome pottery candelabra handmade by Jorge Mercado Castillo in Izucar de Matamoros.
SIZE: 8.5 inches tall (21 cm). Holds 3 candles, not included.
Added: 01-22-2014
SKU: CM_07
$69.00
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PUEBLA, MX - Watch the view for a tour of the entertaining street food vendors during Puebla's Independence Day festivities. Are you hungry? Will you have 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!

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Coming Soon to Viva Oaxaca!

Just in from Oaxaca is a collection of fine wood carving by Lauro Ramirez. I've got new bats, cats and rabbits. Some of the bats have human faces. They are called "nahuals," half human and half animal. Coming later this summer from the Tribus Mixes collective are more pegasus winged horses, and more blooming cactus with hummingbirds. Tomas Hernandez Baez in Izucar de Matamoros is working on an order of day of the dead pottery figures for me. Recently arrived are some more religious tin nichos featuring the Lady of Guadalupe.

Note that now until July 15, all our Oaxacan chocolate and mole is 30% off.

Our Mexican Art Styles

Oaxacan Woodcarvings

Hand-carved and hand-painted carvings are the most sought-after folk art in Mexico. They are one-of-a-kind and signed by the artists. Read our promotional flyer for more details.

Hand-Tooled Mexican Tin

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

Mexican 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 in the U. S. where you can buy it. We carry the two most popular brands, La Soledad and Mayordomo. Watch our video below, 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.