Arrazola Street Scene
The economy of the town of Arrazola is based on its famous woodcarvers. Family studios open their courtyards to demonstrate the delicate carving of wooden figures known as alebrijes. The artisans use copal wood gathered from areas surrounding the town. They say that the shape of the cut pieces dictates which animal will emerge from the carving process. The town also has wonderful, cobblestone streets flanked by bright facades.