Smart & Safe in Strange Times

March 25, 2020

We’ve received a few emails wondering if we are still shipping Oaxacan Woodcarvings and Oaxacan Chocolate and the short answer is YES. In fact we’ve recently received two new shipments. The first is cool selection of pieces by Armando Jimenez brother of Moises and the grandson of the original Arrazola carving artist Manuel Jimenez. The second is a shipment of Oaxacabar chocolates super fresh arriving a week and a half ago.

Since 1998 as retailers we have seen many booms and bust times in the cultural landscape. Being quarantined for an undefined period of time has that same kind of uncertainty like the events of 9/11 or the 2008 recession. In time civilized society evolved and soldiered on. It certainly is hard to tell if you watch up to the minute news but things will return to a sense of normalcy soon enough. We will be promptly shipping orders next day and are still in communication with the dozens of families spread across the Oaxacan landscape working out future arrivals. We hope that all our friends and collectors stay safe and smart in these trying times.

Atzompa Archaeological Site Port Wahakaa Austin Texas 2020
pictured is the lesser known ruins Atzompa on top of Cerro El Bonte north of Monte Alban.