At the textile workshop a master explained the process behind creating original and natural fabrics through all natural products that come from fruit, plants, and earth. The pieces of fabric that he and his family have made were astoundingly beautiful, and because of the particular process that the use the color does not fade over time. Some of the fabrics they make can take an entire year to complete!
Next on our trip we stopped at Mitla, an archaeological burial site that was used prior to the Aztecs conquering this area. The craftsmanship of the buildings was remarkable, especially since the building was constructed over several centuries. The stones in the building were rolled from location about 100 miles away, a process which resulted in the burial grounds being constructed over hundreds of years.
After lunch at an incredible buffet (I ate WAY too much food), we stopped at a Mezcal factory in order to see the process of making Mezcal and for us to buy some if we liked the drink. Mezcal is made from a cactus and can be compared to Tequila. Our guide told us that Mezcal is meant to be "kissed" not taken like a shot. And I have to agree that this drink is way to good to drink quickly!
Our last stop was at the beautiful tree in Tule. This tree has the largest diameter and circumference of any tree in the whole world! The tree was massive! Though not the tallest tree in the world, it still towered above us and the church built immediately next to the tree.
It was a very exciting day and seeing the culture ingrained in the life of Oaxaca was an amazing oppo