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Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles

Calle Olvido No. 9, San Martin Tilcajete 71506, Mexico
+52 951 524 9027
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Uno de los mejores talleres de alebrijes

It is a complete experience coming to this workshop. It’s an easier experience if you want to learn... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Pepe K
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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
via mobile
Still amazed

Fifteen years ago we were taken to this workshop and purchased a stunning 12 inch high "frog... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Elizabeth D
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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We are producers of Zapotec figures carved in wood called "tonas" and "nahuales" known worldwide as alebrijes. We use Mixtec-Zapotec iconography on our pieces in a unique style that we have been able to develop over the years. This is born from a deep appreciation of our origins. Our goal is to make known our Zapotec culture based on the high quality figures we create.
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Calle Olvido No. 9, San Martin Tilcajete 71506, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

It is a complete experience coming to this workshop. It’s an easier experience if you want to learn and see the wood carving processMore

Thank Pepe K
Carolina H, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Good Morning, Thank you very much for visiting us and for taking the time to share this review. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the tour of the workshop, we hope that we will soon have the opportunity to welcome you again. Kind...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

Fifteen years ago we were taken to this workshop and purchased a stunning 12 inch high "frog" - crouching, holding a bowl, offering water to the Gods "La Rana Tamacolipa". This sculpture sits on glass in the middle of our living room and to this...More

Thank Elizabeth D
Carolina H, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thanks for sharing your experience We are very happy to know that you enjoy your piece with your family. We are committed in teaching the art of wood carving and painting to the next generations and offer the best service to our visitors and maintain...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017

This is love and dedication for beauty You may have not seen alebrijes until you saw the ones crafted here. Simply amazing Very friendly staff too. Buy one, you help the people there and you will not regret it later when you buy it for...More

Thank Jens R
Carolina H, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thanks for sharing your experience We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your visit to our workshop, we work hard every day to provide the best service to our visitors and to maintain the best quality in our work. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017

We stopped to this workshop because my dad met Jacobo on the plane from Mexico City to Oaxaca. We were so lucky to stop and experience such a wonderful workshop. Everything that is made there is made by hand and you can witness the workers...More

Thank mikeycee0630
Dubhe M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our workshop, we work hard every day to provide the best service to our visitors and to mantain the best quality in our work. We...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017

This workshop is definitely a must stop to all those interested in art and culture. The place has 80 people working in the whole process of alebrije making, from the woodcarving to the finis and hand painting. You will be impressed by what your eyes...More

Thank Pablo M
David E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Dear Pablo, Thank you for sharing your experience, I'm glad to know that you enjoyed your visit to our workshop. I let you know that we are open all year round and we are always happy to receive visitors that we call friends. We hope...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

I have been here at least 10 times and I am captivated by the explanations given as the artists magically create colours with natural products such as lime, pomegranates and zinc. the carving and the painting are exquisite. You can also call in advance and...More

Thank CathKumar
David E, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Dear Cath, Thank you for sharing your experience and for supporting our artists, we hope to see you again during your next visit to San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca. Kind Regards,

Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is a wonderful side trip if you are in Oaxaca area. We drove from Oaxaca centre and with the Navman in our rental car it was reasonably straight forward to find the town of San Martin Tilcajete. We got a bit lost finding the...More

Thank Kara M
David E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Dear Kara, Thank you for sharing your kind words, I let you know that we are compromised in teaching the art of wood carving and painting to the upcoming generations. We hope to see you again during your next visit to San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca....More

Reviewed 21 March 2017

You will be spending around an hour just learning how the alebrijes get made. You will be amazed of what goes into the process and amazed of the pieces. Normal alebrijes that you see elsewhere just won't cut it anymore. The family that started the...More

Thank ViajeroMundialM_xico
David E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Thank you for sharing your comments, Jacobo and maria Angeles´s workshop has been open since 1993, at the beginning it was only them 2, today we are more than 100 persons collaborating directly in thw workshop. We hope to see you again during your next...More

Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This workshop, where beautiful pieces of art are made, is an absolute must stop. You are shown how alebrijes are created. The entire process from the carving of the wood, the painting and the creating of the dyes. BEAUTIFUL!More

Thank edithguerra
David E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Dear Edith, Thank you for sharing y our comments, I'm glad to know that you enjoyed your visit to our Workshop. I let you know that we are open all year long from 8 am to 6 pm. We hope to see you again during...More

Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

By far, the most talented group of Artesanos, patiently crafting the mist outstanding painted wood sculptures. A must see for anyone, and a true hidden treasure of mexican culture.More

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David E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Thank you for sharing your kind words. I hope that you had a pleasent visit to our Workshop. Our doors are open to the public all year long, we are always happy to receive visitors from all over the world. We hope to see you...More

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