Importers Oaxacan Wood Carvings in Central Texas Since 1996

Port Wahakaa (pronounced Oaxaca) is a family owned and operated importer 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.

Benito Juárez National Par

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. Paying direct to the artists has enabled the carving villages of Oaxaca to stay financially resilient in a Mexican economy that tends to ebb and flow. The results in the quarter century of working with the artists in this fashion has transformed the infrastructure so that they are now the envy of neighboring villages. Arrazola boasts paving stone streets, San Martin now has an elaborate zocalo, and La Union homes larger with running water and are now made of better concrete materials. The result of the artist families getting the money direct. We have also maintained nearly the same prices for many of the pieces with adjusted inflation. In some cases we have even been able to sell pieces for less than they were when first sold in 1996.

Village path crossing Oaxaca Mexico

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 cuisine.

Manuel Jimenez Working in Studio Arrazola Oaxaca Mexico

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.

Sierra Madre de Oaxaca