Every textile lover who roams the streets of Oaxaca thinks this place is their little secret. It's the green gate two doors up from the Artisan's market. And it's true, you have to come in and say, "I am a friend of La Duena Juana", or , "I know so and so who knows so and so", before the proprietress, Guadalupe, directs you to her back rooms packed floor to ceiling with a dizzying array of Guatemalan textiles and a few outstanding pieces from the Isthmus as well. Floor to ceiling It really takes stamina to shop here because there is so much to look at. You could give yourself a whole course in Guatemalan village textiles simply by spending time here.
I always find something fabulous. Check out this crazy pieces I found in the photo above Do you see the word "pepsi" woven across the middle band? Would you not love to know what the story is behind that? I would for sure.
We always spend some time shopping on the tours and I do know all the good textile stores although there are new ones popping up all the time.