A Pueblo Initiative: Creation of a Folk Art Collective, Nocheztli

Reblogged with permisson from Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art The traditional folk art culture of Oaxaca's pueblos is at risk. As master artists age and die, many in the next generation are responding to the lure of the promise of more stable work, outside of the arts world, and sometimes even beyond Oaxaca. FOFA was … Continue reading A Pueblo Initiative: Creation of a Folk Art Collective, Nocheztli

Dressing children with love

by Shannon Pixley Sheppard of View from Casita Colibrí blog It’s been all about boys in my family — two sons, a stepson, and a grandson.  That is, until eleven months ago when finally a girl — my granddaughter — made her much welcomed entrance into the world.  Of course she is adorable, but so … Continue reading Dressing children with love

The Coco boom

Many stories about Mexican handcrafts, including those published here, talk about the struggles that artisans have selling their products and making a decent living. This is often because their work is unknown outside a small circle and/or their work is underappreciated. But that is not to say that there never is any good news. The … Continue reading The Coco boom