Although Santa Ana weavers sell much of their work through shops in Teotitlán del Valle and Oaxaca City, they also sell directly in town, from both the Mercado de Artesanías on the town plaza and their home workshops.
For suggestions of whom to visit, ask at the museum, or go directly to Casa Martínez (Matamoros 3, corner of V. Carranza, tel. 951/562-0366), the house of personable master weaver Ernesto Martínez, around the corner a few doors downhill from the town plaza.
You’ll also be welcome at the home shop of the friendly weaving family of Alberto Sánchez Garcia (Sor Juanes Inés de la Cruz 1, no phone), a few blocks from the town plaza.
For some good Santa Ana and Teotitlán del Valle tips, visit Ron Mader’s super websites (www.planeta.com/ecotravel/mexico/oaxaca/santana.html and www.planeta.com/ecotravel/mexico/oaxaca/teotitlan.html).
© Bruce Whipperman from Moon Oaxaca, 5th edition