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Made in MexicoTradition, Tourism, and Political Ferment in Oaxaca$
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Chris Goertzen

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604737967

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604737967.001.0001

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. Crafts and Tourism in Oaxaca

. Crafts and Tourism in Oaxaca

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(p.35) 2. Crafts and Tourism in Oaxaca
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Made in Mexico
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Chris Goertzen

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604737967.003.0002

This chapter discusses the Oaxacan crafts of black pottery, rugs, and carvings. It covers how crafts fit into the broader socioeconomic landscape today; how the factors that previously discouraged economic growth dovetail with those that encourage and nourish ethnic tourism, using the black pottery of San Bartolo Coyotepec as an example; the handwoven rugs of Teotitlán del Valle, the most prestigious, most popular, and most expensive crafts made in the state of Oaxaca; and wood carvings from San Antonio Arrazola and San Martín Tilcajete.

Keywords:   crafts, Oaxaca, ethnic tourism, black potter, handwoven rugs, wood carvings

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