The symbol tells the story of the zapotec people in the valley of Oaxaca…..

Have you heard of The Zapotecs (Zoogocho Zapotec :Didxažoŋ)? They are an indigenous people of Mexico. Their population is concentrated in the southern state of Oaxaca, and Zapotec communities exist in neighboring states as well. They say present-day population is estimated at approximately 800,000 to 1,000,000 persons, many of whom are monolingual in one of the native Zapotec languages. In pre-Columbian times the Zapotec civilization was one of the highly developed cultures of Mesoamerica, which among other things included a system of writing (creation through speech). Many people of Zapotec ancestry have emigrated to the United States over several decades, and they maintain their own social organizations in Los Angeles and Central Valley areas of California.

We can find four basic groups of Zapotecs: the istmeños, who live in the southern Isthmus of Tehuantepec (Visit Wiki) the serranos, who live in the northern mountains of the Sierra Madre de Oaxaca. We can also see her story of the southern Zapotecs, who live in the southern mountains of the Sierra Sur and the Central Valley Zapotecs, who live in and locations of the Valley of Oaxaca.

Look for the sacred art on Bioverde Business cards in the near future.  We have some ideas for


how to place it around the edges, honoring the ancient peoples.

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