ART & CULTURE OF OAXACA
During our 2018 edition, Ondalinda shared the art & culture of Oaxaca, a region that extraordinarily unique and rich in terms of its indigenous culture, cuisine, and arts. In partnership with the Instituto Oaxaqueño de las Artesanias, and in an exclusive collaboration with some of the most talented artists of México, Ondalinda brought together an exceptional display of artisans' crafts work.
Our gallery exhibition, "Tonas - Nahuales, Fusión de Mundos" exhibited exclusive master pieces from some of the most renowned Oaxacan artists, including Sergio Hernandez, Amador Montes, Alejandro Filio, and up-and-coming artists, Sabino Guisu, and el colectivo "LaPiztola." At our third edition, we also featured a collection of fine crafts from Oaxaca, revisiting the roads of the amazing native cultures. From the "Barro Negro" of San Bartolo Coyotepec, to the towns of the original "Alebrijes" of Tilcajete and Arrazola, to the exceptional "Telares and Bordados" works of Jalieza and Mitla.
The Mexican state of Oaxaca is located along the Pacific Ocean in the southeastern region of the country. Considered one of the most culturally rich and diverse states in Mexico, Oaxaca is characterized by extreme geographic fragmentation, with large mountain ranges running throughout the state. Because of this, individual towns and indigenous groups have lived in isolation for many years, allowing for 16 separate cultures to maintain their individual languages, customs and ancestral traditions. For this reason, Oaxaca is the most ethically complex of Mexico's 31 states with the Zapotec and Mixtec peoples making up the largest indigenous populations.