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 along with current market values. 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 incorpoate 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 Aguilar Velasco Alavez Angeles animals Antonio Appendix Aragon artisans artists Arturo Hernandez Avenida began Biography Blanco brother candles carvers carving Castillo ceramics Chavez city of Oaxaca clay colors copal cotton Coyotepec created Cruz Hernandez daughter decoration designs dresses Epifanio Ernesto Ernesto Vasquez Family left Family Tree father female figures flowers Frida Kahlo Fuentes Garcia Aguilar glazed Gomez Gonzalez Guadalupe Guillermina Hernandez Isidoro Jimenez Jose Josefina Juan Juarez jugs left to right Leyva Lopez Luis Magdalena Manuel Mendoza mermaids Miguel miniatures Mitla Monte Alban Morelos mother munecas nahual Oaxaca C.R Oaxaca City Ocotlan Ojeda painting pastillaje Pedro Martinez Perez pieces produced pueblo Ramirez Regino Porras Reyes Rojas Ruiz San Antonino San Bartolo San Bartolo Coyotepec San Martin Sanchez Santa Maria Atzompa Santiago Sumano talent Technique terra cotta Tilcajete Tlacolula tradition Vasquez Cruz Villafane weaving wife woodcarving Xuana Zapotec