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editing: Where to buy crafts in Oaxaca City Develops Collaboratively Edited Directories of Oaxaca's Artesanos is deepening its work with artesanos in Oaxaca.

"We currently have directories of weavers in a few towns on the Oaxaca Wikispace," said Ron Mader, founder of "We had been featuring the artesanos on the website but it just makes sense to move information that can be collectively edited to the Oaxaca Wikispace."

It is a challenge to maintain current information about artisans in Oaxaca," Mader said, pointing out that the 2006 social protests sparked a migration leading many of Oaxaca's inspired weavers, carvers and potters to find work elsewhere.

"If we value Oaxaca's crafts, we need to make sure that visitors are informed and engaged before they arrive," Mader said. This work - part of the local travel movement - is maturing in the Web 2.0 age.

Partners in this work include friends and colleagues, many of whom have been participating in the web123 workshops.


Weavers, Teotitlán del Valle
Weavers, Santa Ana del Valle
Carvers, La Union Tejalapa
Potters, San Bartolo Coyotepec
Carvers,San Martín Tilcajete
Weavers, Santo Tomás Jalieza
Potters, Ocotlán de Morelos
Potters, Santa María Atzompa
Carvers, San Antonio Arrazola

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