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Does anyone have any places they'd recommend for a dude like me who's thinking about buying someone a Oaxacan wood carving for Christmas? I'm referring to those brightly colored, very abstract/stylized animal carvings. I've seen them here and there when I wasn't looking for them, but now that I'm actually looking for them, I can't remember where I've seen them. You know how that goes.
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From:daphnep
Date:December 1st, 2013 07:00 pm (UTC)
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Tolteca Tlacuilo, a shop in Old Town Artisans, downtown across from the art museum. They usually have the best assortment. Picante on Broadway also has a few small ones, but not the more dramatic ones.
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From:footnotefetish
Date:December 1st, 2013 09:21 pm (UTC)
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Ah, I forgot about them. Thank you! A couple of places on 4th Avenue have them (as I found out this afternoon), but not a big selection of them.
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From:arrowwhiskers
Date:December 2nd, 2013 03:00 am (UTC)
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I don't know of any place offhand but the official word for them are alebrijes, so maybe if you search that word the internet will shed some light on where to go.
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From:footnotefetish
Date:December 13th, 2013 10:08 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I was trying to remember their name and was drawing a blank.
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From:yonica
Date:December 2nd, 2013 07:52 pm (UTC)
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There are a couple of shops I'm the lost barrio (on Park, south of Broadway) that might have what you're looking for.
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From:yonica
Date:December 2nd, 2013 07:53 pm (UTC)
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That should, of course, say "in" not "I'm."
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From:footnotefetish
Date:December 13th, 2013 10:13 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I ended up finding a decent selection at Tohono Chul Park, but I should head to the Lost Barrio just to see what else I might find.
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