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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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An amazing experience

We stopped to this workshop because my dad met Jacobo on the plane from Mexico City to Oaxaca. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mikeycee0630
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Monterrey, Mexico
A must-see if you like art and culture

This workshop is definitely a must stop to all those interested in art and culture. The place has... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
Pablo M
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Distrito Federal, Mexico
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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 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 27 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 28 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 30 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 20 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 23 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 14 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 23 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 3 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

Reviewed 19 December 2016

During my travels in Mexico, I saw numerous alebrijes in many places but the majority of them though lovely - were not art for me (I would categorize them as handicraft/craft)! I am an artist and love the style of intricate forms and detail. I...More

1  Thank CAManSon
David E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 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 Alebrijes. We...More

Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

We took a cab from Oaxaca (first can we hailed agreed to 600 pesos for 4 hours) and this was our first stop. This is clearly the most popular place in town for a reason. They produce very fine quality pieces that are almost unmatched....More

2  Thank Cebuxton
David E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

Thank you for your kind words, we are very glad that you enjoyed your visit to San Martín Tilcajete Oaxaca, we hope to see you back soon!! Kind Regards,

Reviewed 23 March 2016

Had the pleasure to visit the amazing workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles last Oct during Day of the Dead. A delightful experience and an unforgettable time. See the premier carvers and painters of Oaxaca in action. You can even take classes with them focussed...More

2  Thank voyagerhombre
David E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

Thank you for taking the time of sharing your kind words, we are glad to know that your visit was pleasant. At Jacobo & Maria's workshop we work hard every day to give our visitors the best of us. We hope to see you back...More

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