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Isaac Vasquez Studio

Av. Hidalgo 30, Teotitlan del Valle 70420, Mexico
+52 951 524 4122
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Fortuitous visit

I happened to arrive at renowned rug weaver Isaac Vasquez Garcia’s home last November when “Craft... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
How it's made!

If you like to see how things are made, this is a worthwhile visit! If you appreciate age old arts... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Rush City, Minnesota
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Visitors to Vasquez's studio, located in a city where weaving is a popular occupation, can view the weaving process from start to finish.
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Av. Hidalgo 30, Teotitlan del Valle 70420, Mexico
+52 951 524 4122
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I happened to arrive at renowned rug weaver Isaac Vasquez Garcia’s home last November when “Craft in America” was there filming for an upcoming episode on PBS. One of his daughters was carding and spinning their wool, and Don Isaac then dyed skeins of that...More

Thank ItinerantTaveler
Reviewed 1 April 2017

If you like to see how things are made, this is a worthwhile visit! If you appreciate age old arts like natural wool dying and weaving, this is the place! Excellent tour, beautiful facilities. Good English. Beautiful works of art to take home with you.

Thank jill632
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The carpets, both for the floor as well as the wall, are true works of art.This is a family owned business that goes back a few generations. Everything is done the old fashioned way, from carding...to natural dying...to weaving. As I said, the carpets are...More

Thank flameforever
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Great educational demonstrations about weaving, dying, wool spinning. -as mentioned by many reviews. Very hard to decide which one to buy! I did see rugs at other places in Oaxaca town for much less but the color and density of the weaving was not as...More

Thank 4adventure
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Even though I had experience weaving and after some days in Oaxaca had learned about the fascinating cochinilla (how red dyes are made), I learned so much from Wilmer's demonstration. His English is excellent - he is the grandson of the famous and award winning...More

Thank ginnyzz
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We've been buying rugs from the Vasquez family for years. Better known as "Bug in the Rug", they are one or the top families in Teotitlan. Over the years, we've probably bought 7 or 8 rugs and they are all top quality. They will explain...More

Thank Craig T
Reviewed 7 April 2016

The demonstration of how indigenous people used various natural substances to make different colors was very interesting. One color is made from introducing small bugs to nopal cactus leaves. The blue dyes from plants which can be modified by adding limetone or other substances are...More

Thank packedandready2go
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Our guide, Luiz Ramirez, took us to this incredible family of artisans. They thoroughly explained the local dyes used to produce the vivid colors for dyeing the wool. We were privileged to try our hand at carding wool and spinning it.The grandson showed us how...More

Thank claraIllinois
Reviewed 20 December 2015

This rug making operation is in the outskirts of Oaxaca not very close to the city center. It would be best to get a guide to take you around. We loved our guide and driver, Gregorio Escamilla (pepecuaches@gmail.com), who drove us all around the area...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 24 November 2015

I am in the midst of challenging the purchase price of two rugs purchased in Oct. After agreeing to a price around $350 for two pcs., and leaving credit card info for shipment to the US, I was welcomed with a charge of nearly $1,500.00...More

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