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San Bartolo Coyotepec

San Bartolo is famous for it’s brilliant black pottery. This polished black pottery, known all over the world, was made famous by master craftswoman Doña Rosa. There are many shops and houses in the village that produce this much sought after pottery.

The best selection can be still be found at Doña Rosas shop, at prices that are much better than they are in the shops of Oaxaca.

Demonstrations of the primitive techniques, still in use after centuries, that go into each piece are given weekly at Doña Rosa’s shop.

Location: 7 ½ miles south of Oaxaca on highway 175.