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oaxaca pottery
The art of Oaxaca pottery will be on exhibit at the Franz Mayer Museum, through an exhibition consisting of 150 pieces made by 75 families from more than 35 villages of Oaxaca. It exhibit is called “Barro y fuego. El arte de la alfarería en Oaxaca” (Mud and fire. The art of pottery in Oaxaca)...
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oaxaca museums
As part of International Museum Day – celebrated every May 18 – the General Directorate of Cultures called on Oaxacans to visit the attractions that protect and preserve history, traditions and art of region. This year the International Council of Museums (ICOM, for its acronym in English) proposed as a guiding theme “Hyper-connected museums: new...
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Alebrijes of Oaxaca
  A little on the history of the Alebrijes of Oaxaca: Its origin is due to a strange dream that Pedro Linares had when he became seriously ill in his early 30’s. Hanging between life and death, Linares could not avoid suffering from hallucinations, one of which allowed him years later to become one of...
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oaxaca green pottery
Just outside of Oaxaca City, there survives a pottery town made up of 5,781 inhabitants who, despite their extreme poverty, still fight to sustain an activity inherited from centuries ago: the Oaxaca green pottery. A scarce 9 kilometers to the northwest of Oaxaca City, located between plain and mountain, rests the colorful town of Santa...
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legend of Donají
According to the Oaxacan legend of Donají, when Oaxaca was dominated by the Zapotecs and Mixtecs, King Cosijoeza, sovereign of the city of Zaachila, had a daughter who was given the name of Donají, which means “Big soul”. After Mixtecs and Zapotecs battled the Mexica who tried to conquer the Oaxaca region to annex it...
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