In 1996 I had the good fortune of a return visit to the state of Oaxaca. I visited the famous ruins of Monte Alban on a previous trip but I was eager to visit the Mixtec ruins of Mitla, 30 miles east of the capitol. The small stone mosaic inlay for which Mitla is famous has aroused interest since colonial days and is unique in pre-Hispanic art and architecture. Tens of thousands of stones had to be cut to perfect size which has enabled the mosaics to weather the many earthquakes for which this region is famous.
- Size: 13″ wide