The Mixteca produce diverse handicrafts includin cups, masks, cotton an wool textiles such as touels, blankets, blouses, bags, belts, petticoats, embroidert shirts, cotton an wool shawls, reed baskets, furnitur, candles, ceramics o different clays for different purposes, saddlery, rockets, knives, iron, grindin stanes, brooms an fine palm hats. Weemen mak the textiles an pottery in their free time. Men are involvit in blacksmithin, carpentry, cutlery an harness makkin, wirkin at hame. Childer begin tae learn craft wirk aboot sax years. Acause o its importance in the regional economy, the craftsmanship o palm products deserves a special reference. Palms are uised tae mak hats, mats, purses, toys, brooms, handbags an so on.
The Mixtec faimily is basically nuclear an patrilineal, awtho migration haes influencit the faimily structur as men aften spend lang periods awa frae hame. Municipal authorities serve for ane year anerlie. Judicial offices are held bi the trustees an mayors, who serve as prosecutors an judges. Fermlands are organisit intae ejidos an municipal properties, an smahaulders hae autonomy athin these properties. The Cooncil o Elders is important in some veelages, awtho in ithers it haes practically disappeared.