Artistry Since 1996 From A Collectors Point of View
Port Wahakaa is an independent importer and wholesaler of Oaxacan carvings and chocolate in the U.S. Our passion started as admiring collectors who chanced upon cruder unsigned carvings from the late seventies and early eighties.
Although we are not affiliated nor a member of a fair trade organization we have always operated in that same manner. We buy from individual artists at their prices and most of the time that dictates the range of prices.
As you research Oaxacan carving around the web you will find we are not the cheapest and by far not the most expensive. But we are the best in overall quality and knowledge about the artists we sell. We have been referenced in several magazines pertaining to carving, dog art, and oddly enough cuisine. Our web site strives to be a source for everyone. From the first time enthusiasts to longtime collectors we have something for all.
Orders are almost always processed the next day on weekdays and confirmation is given twice. We are continually working with artists in one of the more volatile regions of Mexico striving to maintain a link between the natural and modern world. We've had to work around floods, rainy seasons, economic turmoil, earthquakes, and protests. Like the adaptive dogs that can climb onto roofs we always manage to offer uniquely different pieces at relatively the same prices as when we started in 1996 which is hard feat to accomplish.