Mexican Folk Art from Oaxacan Artist Families
This beautiful reference introduces contemporary Mexican folk art by featuring prominent artists from Oaxaca in southeastern Mexico. Their unique artworks are introduced and illustrated. Crafted from natural materials, their ceramics, weaving, woodcarving, embroidery, tin work, toys, jewelry, candles, dried flower crafts, basketry, and celebrations of Day of the Dead handicrafts incorporate unique blends of indigenous myths with ancient patterns from Zapotec ruins. These folk art traditions have been preserved for hundreds of years. This sampler features 87+ artists belonging to 45+ families, many useful maps, and over 500 color photographs of their distinctive works. A useful resource section includes a list of shops and markets of Oaxaca City and 12 of its surrounding pueblos, and a glossary identifies the frequently-used Mexican terms that apply to these folk arts. This will be a treasured source of reference and inspiration for all who love folk art.
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Aguero Aguilar Alcantara Agustin Alavez Angeles animals Antonio approximately Aragon Armando Arrazola artisans artists Avenida began Biography brother Calvo carvers carving ceramics Chavez city of Oaxaca clay colors copal Coyotepec create Cruz Hernandez daughter decoration Delfino designs Epifanio Ernesto Vasquez Esperanza Family left Family Tree father filigree flowers Fuentes Santiago Garcia Aguilar glazed Gomez Gonzalez Guadalupe Guillermina Hernandez Isidoro Jesus jewelry Jorge Jose Josefina Juan Juarez jugs left to right Leyva Lopez Luis Luis Valencia Manuel Mendoza mermaids miniatures Mitla Monte Alban Morelos mother nahual Nieto Castillo Oaxaca C.R Oaxaca City Ocotlan Pacheco painting Pedro Martinez Perez pieces produced pueblo pueblo map Ramirez Regino Porras Reyes Rojas Ruiz San Antonino San Bartolo San Martin Tilcajete Sanchez Santa Maria Atzompa Santiago Cruz Santo Sosa style Sumano Technique Telephone Teotitlan terra cotta Tilcajete tradition Valencia Vasquez Cruz Virgin of Guadalupe weaving wife woodcarving Xuana Zapotec Zarate