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 […]
It is with a heavy heart, I say good bye to a dear friend, a true genius and incredible artisan in the world of Mexican Folk Art. QEPD Saulo Moreno Hernández. Photo courtesy of Mario Saulo Contreras Saulo Moreno Hernández ( April 28, 1933 – July 24, 2018) QEPD. I have […]
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.
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 […]