Hermilo y Nicodemus
Hermilo and Nicodemus raise their empty bamboo shot glasses. Hermilo fashions these classic drinking vessels himself. The glasses are used for drinking mezcal though in this photo the glasses are empty!
Oaxaca Folk Art - Jarcieria El Arte Oaxaqueño, Mina #317 at the corner of J.P. Garcia; 516-1581. Open 10am-8pm Monday to Saturday. In 1961 this store opened its doors and continues to sell an eclectic mix of wooden figures (alebrijes), woven baskets, tin frames and lampshades, drums and traditional toys, including trompos and baleros. Don Nico is attentive and a master of dichos, including "el que tiene tienda que la atienda, o si no que la venda."
Nicodemus Bartolo Vasquez, includes a small brochure with information about Oaxacan history and customs with each purchase. It's a small store and well worth a stop en route to the Mercado de Artesanias or the buses to Monte Albán!