Weave a Basket with Pine Needles from the Sierra Norte

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

Write to us and request this experience, telling us how many people are in your small group and what your dates of availability are. If we can arrange this experience on a whim and availability aligns, we are more than happy to do so!

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. This deposit is non-refundable. In case of an emergency with our hosts, we will do our best to reschedule with you at a mutually-convenient time. If that is not possible, we will refund your deposit.

Step Three: See you at Tlayudona!

210 C inside the Plaza San Cristobal on M. Bravo Street


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 – 880 MXN adults, 650 MXN children

Minimum # of participants:

One *If translation is not required

or Two *If translation is required

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.