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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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Master of Master for Albrejes

A beautiful workshop / studio / gallery. An excellent tour and explanation of local materials are... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
OceanMark
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Loreto, Mexico
THE premier workshop for Alebrijes

This place is amazing. The recounted couple had amazing work, but is also training a new generation... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
Robyn H
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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 29 April 2018

A beautiful workshop / studio / gallery. An excellent tour and explanation of local materials are artisanal traditions. And, the work of Jacobo and Maria is some of the best in Mexico. A bit outside of Oaxaca and a little hard to find, but worth...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing. The recounted couple had amazing work, but is also training a new generation of artists to create their type of art. I'd you make reservations, you can even try to make one yourself and they will help you and provide all...More

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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
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Carolina H, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 7 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
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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

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Reviewed 6 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
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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

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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
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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

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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
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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,

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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
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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

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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
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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

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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

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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

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