Good Words From Collectors

Port Wahakaa was formed in Washington D.C. around the mid 1990's. Our driving
purpose was to provide a great selection of high quality artist works from all
over the Oaxacan region.  We are very selective in the quality of our pieces and
our intention is for them to shine in your collection or prized individually.
Each and every carving in our gallery is made to the highest standard through
exclusive arrangement with select commissioned artists.

From our Tampa Florida location We provide quick and responsive delivery. Each
woodcarving is throughly wrapped in three kinds of packaging material to ensure
safe delivery. Along with information included with each carving they make for
ideal gifts if that is the intention.

Here are some voluntary quotes sent to us over the years by satisfied customers
and once you receive your carvings we would love to know your impressions.

 

Isidoro Cruz Supernatural Shaman of San Martin

I received the spotty dog today and am very happy with it. I look forward to receiving its companion, the black and white dog, at the beginning of next month.
Thank you (and thanks for the chocolate),

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"Love the  Snow Owl Blas we just received.  It's a great piece.  My wife especially loves it, but we bought it as a gift.  And so it goes.

The Blue Elephant is for us!"
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"Hello, I got the wildebeest today, The packing was excellent and it arrived safe and sound. You were right! This carving is unbelievable. I'll definitely keep an eye on your site and recommend you to everyone. Thank you so much!"

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"Thank you so much for your kindness. I'm so excited to add my new order to my little menagerie :))) you have beautiful items!"

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"I've bought from you guys before. Always thought your stuff was top quality.-Nathan"

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"It arrived and is great. Please keep on the lookout for more David Blas style crabs for me."

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"Thanks for this latest shipment of pieces. Was very happy with all of them, bought all the cactus for use in a Christmas nativity display with lots of mexican folk art later in the year. these should be great additions. thanks again for allowing it to be left at gate wtihout need for signature, this makes it a lot easier for me."

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"I received my Avelino Perez figure yesterday. Everything was very well-packaged and it made it here just fine. I really love it! I also have an Avelino devil figure band. I have always wanted to add a piano player by him, but have never found one. Are you able to talk with the artists whose work you sell? Do you think he would be open to carving a commissioned piece? Thanks again. My evil banker looks great!"

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"The work looks beautiful! Did not undo little legs and antennae as was sending on to my granddaughter as a gift. The body of the "grasshopper" was painted as fine as you claimed. She has several others we have purchased in stores over the years. Will definitely order another one for her next year!!"

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"just to let you know that the pieces that I recently ordered arrived wtihout incident. thanks again for your help with this. very happy with the purchase. "

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"I am so glad I found you guys online. As I've said before, I used to marvel at your stuff in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, before you moved to Florida. I hope to do business with you for many years to come as your collections grow and broaden."

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"Thank you!  The shipment arrived in good condition.  As usual it was packaged very well and nothing was damaged.   I like the carving, it's a great piece of artwork!  This fun cat has a unique expression on its face which reminds me of our own cat, Nikko. The colors are rich and vivid and really stand out nice. The painted designs are well done and have a real nice flow. I look forward to seeing more work from Martin Fabian.  Pass on my compliments!  I will treasure this piece."

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"Thank you so much for sorting it out. I love Ramirez work and hope to collect as many of his pieces as I can. Thank you also for the spectacular Mexican chocolate. I've been baking it into sour cream brownies and serving with raspberries."

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"one more follow up. most recent purchase arrived with the xuana pieces and the penguin/angel piece and very happy with these . thanks again for the packing job. this time I think it actually turned out to matter more than usual since the box was pretty well smashed when I picked it up at the post office. opened it there just in case any issues but all the pieces survived intact. "

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"Rooster arrived in fine condition. He's a birthday gift for my husband - to add to his fine collection. Thank you for your service."

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"I just received my little bugs!!They are awesome & so well made .Thank you so much,& thank you for the Oaxaca bars!! What a pleasant surprise they were...I think I've had 3 so far!! Thanks again & God bless your business!"

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"I couldn't seem to find a link that would allow me to convey my appreciation of the artistry of Eleazar Morales in portraying my beautiful Doberman, Fiesta. This work was commissioned as a Christmas present for me by my two daughters, and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. It is a piece that I will treasure for many years to come. I also was pleased because I did not know your website until the package arrived, with the contents safe despite the outer box having taken a substantial hit. I have enjoyed browsing through the works of your different artists while I savored the little sample bars of Oaxacan chocolate that was included in my box. Muchas gracias from a happy recipient of your work"

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"The package arrived with the amazing turtle securely wrapped and safe. I feel so lucky! Thanks for such careful, caring customer service."

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"Sorry I never got back to you on this--I did track down the package finally and all is well. The outer box was pretty beaten up, as you might expect, but your quality packaging protected the gecko well enough. Thanks for working with me on it."

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"Received the little David Blass rana last night. Thank you so much for doing such a quick turnaround and for packing it so beautifully.
The piece is wonderful! It is a slightly smaller duplicate of one I bought in Oaxaca last January at the Mercado. I was with a friend who coveted it, but I got to it first. Of course, I have been looking for another Blass rana since. Yours was the first I could find.
This sweet piece will be my friend's Christmas present.
Thank you again!"

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"I received my order and I just want you to know it is absolutely breathtaking. I look forward to building my collection with your gallery. Thanks again."

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"The snail has arrived safely and he is just terrific. And exactly the size I needed for a certain space. Thank you. I hope that business is very good for you and gets better and better. Products and service like yours deserve prosperity. I used to be on your mailing list but had to change my email server about a year ago. Above is my new email address which, if you have a mailing list, you could add it to."

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"This is to notify you that today I received my Oaxacan shipment and it was in pefect condition.  As usual, the packaging was well done and the piece was well protected.

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It was exciting to unwrap and unveil the white weasel that I have been looking at for weeks on the internet.  Each time I was relieved to see it was still there until I finally decided to do my "stimulus" to the economy and "bring it home".  I loved it immediately.  It was just as colorful as the photo and the amusing face makes me smile.  The Morales family is so talented.  The painted designs on the weasel are very detailed and are different from all angles.  Another interesting piece to add to my collection and I would only be disappointed if I had not ordered it! Thanks for bringing these beautiful Oaxacan pieces to your website. There is always a good variety.  Plus I always know that when I place an order the pieces will be quality, authentic and will arrive safely.  Thanks!"

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"Hi there! We are in receipt of the lizard. We were so impressed wtih the one we purchased a month or two ago that we needed another one. The detail is amazing. They will certainly be treasured by us. Thank you also for your quick processing and shipping of our orders. Outstanding!"

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'Thank you for the quick shipping of my recent order. It arrived in PERFECT condition. I was very pleased with my purchase. My students were in awe of the howling, scarlet coyote's colors and detail. I am also thankful for you providing an educational discount. That was a nice little surprise."

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"Please know I purchased the Emperor Scorpion. The same was a birthday present for my husband. He has been collecting Oaxacan wood carvings for a few years and is extremely pleased with the quality and workmanship of this latest addition. Thank you for providing a source for these wonderful objects. Our thanks as well to the artist!"

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"Thank you very much for my beautiful Parrot! I love it. It is full of personality and spirit, and I very much admire the artistic talents of Eleazar Morales, and the Morales family. Thanks again!"

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"Just wanted to send a BIG thank you to you folk for your efficient and careful follow-thru of my order. I heard from the gecko's new (and very happy) owner last night. I will be a faithful customer for future gifting!"

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"I received the Fed Ex'ed order last week and was very pleased with each of the pieces. Thank you for handling so quickly and prfessionally. I am interested in any larger, highest quality pieces you come across. Please let me know what you have/find."

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" Hi -- I bought a couple of very nice carvings from your website a few days ago and wanted to say thank you for the meticulous packing job you did. I also wanted to ask if you're the same person(s) who used to have a shop in Rehoboth Beach, DE about eight years ago. I live in Northern Virginia and travel often to Rehoboth during the summer, so I had a chance to buy a couple of pieces from that shop (while it was open). If that WAS your shop, I just wanted to tell you how much I miss your presence in Rehoboth, how happy I am to find you on the web"

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"This is to confirm the arrival of the below mentioned shipment here in Switzerland (today, March 4th 2008) We are absolutely delighted with the great quality and beauty of the pieces. We want to thank you very much for the outstanding and excellent job that you did with the wrapping of the pieces. Alle arrived in perfect conditions!!!! Many, many thanks!!!"

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"I received my coyote and octopus yesterday, and they are gorgeous! "

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