Folk Art in La Union Tejalapam

This is a village just north of the valley of Oaxaca in the direction of Villa de Etla. This is one of the 3 most famous villages for Alebrije woodcarvings in Oaxaca. While most visitors may find it easier to get to Arrazola or San Martin on the opposite side of the valley, La Union Tejalapam has equally traditional families that supply a lot of the fine woodcarved animals on sale in the city's shops.