Villa Talea de Castro, a Zapotec town in the Sierra Juarez of Oaxaca population 3000 people, both Zapotec and Chinantec are spoken. Bob Freund 12/30/2004 For more information contact:
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The map shown on this page is from the early 1990's and shows that at that time these were still no paved roads into Talea. Today (2004) a paved road should arrive at the town. The area is mountainous with many small communities scattered throughout the region. The blouse purchased from a collector in Oaxaca City in the mid 1980's. The blouse is of muslin and embroidered with a cross-stitch. The small people across the front of the blouse are mock smocking rather than gathered.