We are a workshop of craftsmen and craftswomen dedicated since 1994 to the elaboration of tonas and nahuales carved in copal wood.

Our philosophy is based on communality, which in Zapotec is called “Guelaguetza” and is developed along three main axes.

To share what you have

To teach what you know

To do something for your people

The workshop works as a school of arts and crafts. We embrace the responsibility of teaching, sharing and contributing. We provide opportunities for our collaborators to recognize their talents, have a dignified livelihood and develop professionally and humanely. Generating jobs, reducing migration and strengthening the pride and rootedness of young people for their homeland.

We have a deep respect for the environment. We seek to promote a culture of regeneration and not only of consumption. We are aware of the impact of the use of raw materials and, consequently, we created Palo Que Habla, our bio-conservation project, which allows us to make a responsible consumption of wood and guarantees the continuity of our craft, through reforestation, water harvesting and the preservation of food sovereignty.

We encourage the development of young people through art, sports and culture to break physical and mental boundaries.

We contribute to the integral development of the residents of more than 16 towns in the Ocotlán Valley and to the region’s economy.

Our vision is to historically transcend as a model that can be replicated in peripheral parts of the world, to continue growing creatively, consciously, and communally in labor and market terms.

“May the sun enlighten you and the wind guide you, may the water and the earth give you what you need, so that your body, soul and spirit may always be together.”



Jacobo and María Ángeles Workshop


Jacobo and María Ángeles Jewelry


Palo que Habla


Mogote – Ceramics


Voces de Copal


Cjon. del Olvido 9, 71506
San Martín Tilcajete, Oax.
951 524 90 27 ext.4


Monday – Sunday
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Open 365 days a year

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