With love from Sinaloa

  Hortensia López Gaxiola is a newcomer to the world of doll making but not to either the arts or the promotion of indigenous cultures. Born and raised in Guasave, Sinaloa, she comes from a fishing family. No one in the family is an artist or artisan, but her mother did have a sewing machine … Continue reading With love from Sinaloa

Melted handcrafts

Handcrafts are traditionally made for two types of purposes: utilitarian and ceremonial. The superimposition of Catholicism over indigenous beliefs in Mexico meant that various old crafts were repurposed and new crafts were introduced. Perhaps the most pervasive of the latter relates to the use of wax. Candles have been an important part Catholic rites at … Continue reading Melted handcrafts