Folk Art

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Events, Folk Art

Walter F. “Chip” Morris

It was a sad day when I received the news that my good friend and extraordinary investigator of Mayan textiles and culture had passed on to another dimension. Over the years Chip and I worked with Aid to Artisans and the Barro sin Plomo project together. We travelled together in […]

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Art Events, Artisans, Events, Folk Art, Mexican Masks

Grand Opening Destino Pátzcuaro

The grand opening of Destino Pátzcuaro was held on Thursday, October 24, 2019. A great crowd enjoyed the premier of three new shops and galleries including Aubergine, Puerta del Cielo, Origen México and the new home of zócalo galería. The grand opening kicked off the Day of the Dead festivities […]

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Arts and Crafts of Mexico Chloe Sayer
Books, Folk Art

Arts and Crafts of Mexico by Chloë Sayer

Arts and Crafts of Mexico by Chloë Sayer, first published in the United States by Chronicle Books in 1990, is the “go to” book for information on Mexican Folk Art. Whether you are a novice and just beginning to learn about Mexican Folk Art or a diehard collector, this book […]

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Mascaras Mexicanas Roberto Montenegro
Books, Folk Art, Mexican Masks

MASCARAS MEXICANAS – Roberto Montenegro

MASCARAS MEXICANAS by Roberto Montenegro is the first book published devoted entirely  to Mexican masks. The book includes text by Roberto Montenegro, Xavier Villaurrutia and Ramón Mena and was printed by Talleres Gráficos de la Nación in 1926. The first edition was 2500 examples consisting of 134 pages and 47 photographic plates.

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Negrito Mask Nurio Michoacan
Folk Art, Mexican Masks

Negrito Masks of Michoacán

The negrito masks of Michoacán are used for the Danza de los Negritos. The mask and dress vary depending on the community. These dances are performed in San Lorenzo, Nurio and Ocumicho for the pastorelas and in Uruapan for the fiesta or feast day of Santa Magdalena. Below are several examples and the fiesta for […]