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Modern Artisan Marketplace

@shopviaraiz

The New Era of Mexican Craft | Promoting Mexican design, supporting classic craftsmanship, & redefining what it means to be #madeinmexico. viaraiz.com

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These 3 Portland Brands Support International Makers via @pomomagazine | Muchas Gracias to @edendawn for inviting me to be a part of this story. I'm happily featured along with friends @shopheladorosa and ethical fashion brand @ssekodesigns . @pomomagazine has been supporting me from day 1. I have customers who still find me from the very first mention that @pomomagazine did of Vía Raíz. Forever grateful to this city for its support. You can find a link to this article in my bio.
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"A glass pitcher, a wicker basket, a huipil of coarse cotton cloth, a wooden bowl - handsome objects not in spite of but because of their usefulness. Their beauty is an added quality, like the scent and color of flowers. Their beauty is inseparable from their function: they are admirable because they are useful. Handicrafts belong to a world existing before the separation of utility from beauty." - Ocatvio Paz for The Crafts of Mexico. . 📸 @carly.e.diaz
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Sometimes you just need to get away from it all...and that's okay. . 📷 @kylesmithborn
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"The best design is not the one that disintegrates, but the one that subsists. We want our pieces to be so durable that their murmur is audible for future generations. Fashion is not ephemeral: our planet is not, our relationships are not." - @carlafernandezmx for Inventar Lo Posible. Manifiestos Mexicanos Contemporáneos.
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It's been a crazy week to say the least. I think I deserve a drink...or two and this tamarind Margarita with sal de gusano sounds like the best "quita penas" cure. . 📸 @pujolrestaurant
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Octavio Paz's childhood was marked and shaped by his kindergarten experience in the United States, where his father, Octavio Paz Solórzano, was exiled during the Mexican Revolution to drum up support for the Zapatista cause, and where six-year-old Octavio junior joined him for several months at the end of 1920. The new, Anglo-dominated, school was terrifying. There were only two Mexican-Americans in the class and young Octavio spoke no English. He describes his first day as an exhausting blur of incomprehension, followed by a break for lunch and recess. His teacher noticed that he wasn't eating lunch. She asked him why. "Cuchara , cuchara ," he said, repeating the Spanish word for spoon. He didn't know the word in English. " Cuchara ! Cuchara !" the American children teased, and he got into a fight." He didn't return to school for 15 days but little by little things normalized. "They forgot the word 'cuchara' and I learned how to say 'spoon'." It was one of three times in his childhood, he wrote in his autobiographical sketch "Itinerary," when he felt utterly alone, abandoned. "Maybe," he wrote, "everything I have written about my country has been nothing else but a response to three experiences of childhood helplessness." . As a community let's do our very best to instill compassion and empathy in our youth. We need more acts of love in this world. . Text taken from "Hispanófila - Octavio Paz's Bread & Mole" and @latimes . 📸 @alum_galvez for @ayres.mx
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Yesterday, some time between midnight and 1am, a white man picked up a plant pot and threw it through this window. There was no attempt to enter my shop or steal anything. It was simply a cruel act of vandalism. I'd like to believe that it was just a random act of vandalism but something deep down inside says it's more intentional than that. Our nation is truly divided right now and I will continue to represent what matters to me. This will not deter me or scare me. I will not let them have that power. I proudly say that I'm the daughter of Mexican immigrants and own a shop that serves as a platform to foster Mexican design in the U.S. . So grateful to the angel across the street who called the police. Thank you to all my neighbors who stopped by to see how I was doing, to my wonderful Instagram community offering their kind words of support, to my dear friend Cortney ( @wyldbread ) who took time out of her day to bring me lunch, to all the artists at Thurman Studios for being so supportive, and to Lisa ( @okoportland ) for helping me through the process of filing claims and reaching out to get quotes to replace the window. Your support and kind words truly helped keep my spirits up. So many of you asked how you can help. Please stop by the shop and support my small business. Even with insurance dealing with the damage done to my shop will not come cheap. Any purchase no matter how big or small will be so helpful. Muchas, muchas gracias! I'm truly touched by your support.
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YOUR VOTE, TU VOZ. Head to the polls, make your voice heard. If you need a space to connect, disconnect, and share good energy, my doors are open. You did your part, so to thank you, I'll have mezcal and chocolate in the shop all day. We celebrate the incredible voices, grassroots organizations, glass ceiling breaking candidates, and every relentless person who helped #gotv . . This awesome shirt by @workinggirlsco is available at @projectobject.co . . #shopsmall #shoplocal #keepshowingup #stayhuman #vote #midterms #yourvotematters
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VOTE AS IF: your skin is not white your parents need medical care your spouse is an immigrant your son is transgender your sister was a victim of gun violence your best friend is a veteran living with PTSD your brother is gay your land is on fire your house is flooded VOTE AS IF YOUR FAMILY DEPENDS ON IT . words by @garden_of_least_resistance . #keepshowingup #stayhuman #vote #midterms #yourvotematters
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I've been glued to the stories that @paolamendoza is sharing live from Mexico. She has gone down to join the caravan and help tell their stories. This is critical work to build empathy for our fellow human beings fleeing their countries due to violence and unlivable conditions. Mexico isn't always very kind to migrants from Central America and it made me so happy to hear, personally, from Paola that in the time she has been traveling with the caravan the Mexican people have been incredibly generous. Gracias mi gente Mexicana! Sigamos dandole la mano a los que la necesitan. Actúen con amor y generosidad. As soon as I learn of how we can directly help I will make sure to share the information with you. In the meantime, please follow @fams2gether , @paolamendoza , and @kishabari who are traveling with the caravan in Mexico for the most current updates. . 📸 @betopintomora
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Te Extraño Extraño | I Miss You Miss You . Yesterday we welcomed our loved ones, who are no longer with us, home. A day filled with family, memories, food, and lots of love. We will never stop missing them and by remembering them we continue to keep them alive in our hearts. . Muchas Gracias to everyone who joined me last night for the first Día de los Muertos celebration in my shop. I loved seeing the photos of your loved ones and hearing their stories. . A special thank you to @mezcalamaras & @coast2c for bringing the spirit, @kioskocoffe for the special cafe de olla, @wyldbread for the delicious pan de muerto, and @uunnaamm for helping me create floral magic in the shop. . @kioskocoffe , @wyldbread , and @uunnaamm are all Latino/a owned businesses in Portland. It's an honor to have the opportunity to collaborate with them. Help me in supporting these incredible businesses. #shopsmall #shoplocal . . 📸 @te__extrano__extrano
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Bienvenidos! Today, we welcome home our loved ones, who may no longer be present in their physical form but are very much alive in our memories and in our hearts. . I welcome you to visit the shop and place a photo of a loved one, who has passed away, at the ofrenda (altar). Enjoy a special cafe de olla by @kioskocoffee and delicious pan de muerto by @wyldbread . You can also take a little magic, from this beautiful celebration, home with you. I'm gifting a ceramic Xoloitzcuintli to one lucky person. Mention this post, when you visit the shop today, to be entered into a raffle to win a ceramic Xoloitzcuintli.
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