MEET OUR ARTISANS

Zanzibar has hundreds of individual artisans, artisan families and small family workshops, cooperatives, women's groups and small scale producers that produce our thousands of fairly traded handicrafts, home accessories and museum quality art.  Most of the items we sell come with a biography of the artisan or group that produced it along with a history of the piece.

We cannot list all our artisans here, however we will regularly feature some of our artisans in these pages - as well as in biographies within the pages on specific items.  We will list artisan profiles by COUNTRY and not by name or artform. 

If you're looking for biographical information on a specific artisan, please contact us!

PLEASE NOTE:  THIS PAGE IS  WORK IN PROGRESS

WE'RE CURRENTLY REDOING OUR ARTISAN BIOGRAPHY PAGES

Click on artisan photos or names for a complete biography - UNDER CONSTRUCTION

MEXICAN ARTISTS

 

Artisans from Oaxaca, Mexico
 
     Wood Carvers

 

  Jacobo Angeles

wood carver

 

 
  Armando Jimenez

wood carver

     
  Moises Jimenez

wood carver

 

     
  Arsenio Morales

wood carver

 

     
  Eleazar Morales

Master Wood Carver from the village of San Antonio Arrazola.  To learn more about this artisan, see pictures of him working and read his biography, click here.

 

     
  Gil Santiago

wood carver

 

     
     
  Noel Martinez

wood carver

 

     
     
     Clay Artisans
     
  Guillermina Aguilar Alcantara

clay artisan

 

     
  Irma Blanco

clay artisan

 

     
  Dona Sofia Reyes

Clay Artisan, Black Pottery from the village of San Bartolo Coyotepec.  To learn more about this artisan, see pictures of her working and read her biography, click here.

 

     
  Josefina Aguilar

clay artisan

     
  Demetrio Garcia Aguilar

clay artisan

 

     
  Jose Juan Garcia Aguilar

clay artisan

 

     
  Jose Manuel Velasco Villanueva

clay artisan

 

     
  Manuela Velasco Villanueva

clay artisan

 

     
     Tin Artisans    
     
  Tomas Santiago Leyna

Tin "hojalata" Artisan

 

     
     
    MORE ARTISANS & detailed bios coming soon!