“Sarcina” Basket Weaving

Our host, Lucia, from the Sierra Norte is heading down the mountain to receive you in Tlayudona for this conveniently-located “Miércoles de Manualidades” (Craft Wednesday) basket-weaving experience.

She will bring all of the materials you need to weave a small basket, earrings, or a coaster out of “sarcina”, or the pine needles that are used for weaving in the Sierra Norte.

Enjoy working in an intimate setting and learning this unique local craft, while creating the perfect (and easily-packable) souvenir to bring home and remember your stay in Oaxaca.

What to Expect

Step One: Write to us and request this experience, telling us how many people are in your small group and what your dates of availability are.

Step Two: Once we’ve found a date that works for our hosts and for your group, we will send you a Paypal request for a deposit for your experience or an invitation to sign up using our website calendar. (Feel free to check our calendar for the experiences we currently have confirmed!) *

*Your experience will be open to additional folks to join unless your group is composed of 6+ people or you reserve a private experience at an additional cost.

You can see our refund policy here.

Step Three: We will meet you at Tlayudona, located inside the Plaza San Cristóbal in street M. Bravo 210 local C, Centro. 

Experience Includes

  • All materials necessary to create your art piece
  • Local specialty coffee or ancestral mezcal
  • A snack
  • Spanish-to-English Translation (if necessary) *For two or more people

Logistics and Cost

Time Involvement – 3 hours

Transportation – None

Costs and Minimums – 1,050 MXN adults, 650 MXN children (This experience is recommended for children ages 8+ due to the dexterity it requires)

Minimum # of participants:

2 Adults or 1 adult and 2 children

If you and your group of 2 or more friends/family prefer to learn this art form in its natural setting in the Sierra Norte, check out our full-day Sierra Norte experience for groups of 3 or more here.